Learn to Meditate

with Gerard Van Gils

August 6th

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    Price:
  • $15.00 Program Price
  • $20.00 Patron Price
Room: Community Room

 

“Our life is an endless journey… The practice of meditation provides a vehicle to travel on that road.” – Chögyam Trungpa

Meditation practice and instruction play a central role in Shambhala. Originating from Shakyamuni Buddha, this 2,500 year-old practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple, but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind's inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and compassionate in everyday life.

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Your teacher will give you detailed meditation instruction followed by practice and discussion.

This program is ideal for beginners or students wanting to refresh their meditation technique.

This class refers to the book Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Copies of the book can be purchased at the center.


Resources

For articles and videos about meditation, online teachings, and recommended readings, visit Shambhala's meditation resources page at  http://www.shambhala.org/meditation/

You can also visit Shambhala Sun's “How to Meditate” page at http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=26&Itemid=222