Working with the mind: the Shambhala Buddhist path of meditation

September 19th—December 12th

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    Price.:
  • $75 Program Price
  • $100 Patron Price
  • Or pay $25 for a single day
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Room: Main Shrine Room

This course introduces the foundational Shambhala Buddhist teachings as presented by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche through the activities of hearing the teachings, contemplating their meaning, and gaining direct experience through meditation.

This course consists of four one-day retreats devoted to the teachings of the hinayana path of Buddhadharma (the foundational teachings of the Buddha).  Each day will include time for hearing talks from a senior student, contemplating the meaning as it applies to our personal experience, applying the teachings through the practice of shamatha (“calm abiding”) meditation, and group discussion. You may attend a single or multiple days. Cost: $25 per day or $75 for series of 4 days.

Is this course right for you?

• You have an interest in meditation and the Buddhist journey.

• You are interested in cultivating inherent strength and wakefulness.

• You aspire to tame a wild mind and be more helpful to others.

• You aspire to deepen experiential understanding of mind and body, thoughts and emotions.

Schedule for each retreat day will be:

8:30  Arrive and settle

9:00 Session 1 (with breaks)

12:00 Lunch  (BYO or offsite)

1:30 Session 2 (with breaks)

5:00 Close

 

Dates: Four Sundays

You may attend the series or a single days.

September 19: Meeting ourselves where we are

October 17: The four thoughts that turn the

mind toward the dharma

November 21: The path of meditation -

obstacles and antidotes

December 12: Unwinding confusion through

natural insight

The Centre will provide meditation cushions and chairs. Periods of siting meditation will alternate with short periods of walking meditation. We will comply with the current provincial COVID guidelines.