As part of Nalandabodhi, an organization dedicated to continuing Tibetan Buddhism internationally, we study and explore the teachings of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and other masters of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as teachings by other lineage masters.
March 29–April 26, 2017
The five-session Beginning Meditation class introduces those new to the practice of meditation to basic techniques for developing a calm body and a steady mind.
We can make friends with our minds and become present to our lives through working with our breath. In meditation we discover how our conditioned minds work, and thus begin to free ourselves from painful habits of struggle and confusion. This process enables us to find the fundamental openness, ease, and compassion of our minds, as well as the ability to embrace all aspects of experience in daily life.
This class is designed to help beginners establish an ongoing meditation practice, and will include meditation instruction, guided meditations, brief talks on the philosophy of practice, and question & answer.
Topics will include:
- Getting to know our minds
- Meditation and Embodiment
- Gentleness, Precision and Humor in practice
- Working with thoughts and emotions
Nalandabodhi members, seniors, students: $40
In the Buddhist tradition of dana, any level of donation is welcome.