Meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. The modern world has become fascinated with the practice of meditation. With all the hype and glossy images on magazine covers, it would be easy to think that meditation is about sitting in the right posture, using a special technique, or forcing the mind to be calm or relaxed all the time. But the real power of meditation isn’t in the method. It’s in shifting our perspective.
The key to this shift in perspective is awareness. In this 6 week workshop series, we will learn to transform our experience by exploring sensations, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.
This program offers step-by-step instructions that will benefit those new to meditation and inspire those who have an existing practice. The schedule for this workshop series includes video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations by Tergar Facilitators Laurel Long and Justin Walker, as well as guided meditations and discussion. It is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators.
For those of you who have taken Calming the Mind before, we have some exciting news! The workshop includes:
About the Facilitators:
Laurel Long has been a student of Mingyur Rinpoche since 2003. She, and her husband Wally, began hosting a Tergar practice group in their home in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. She is now retired and living in Southern Oregon with her husband, where they continue to host a local Tergar group and activities. Laurel enjoys traveling and practicing the Dharma with the Tergar community.
Justin Walker has been practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhism for over 20 years. He received his first teachings from Mingyur Rinpoche in 2003. In 2006 he assisted Rinpoche with the development of the Tergar community in Arizona. He lives in Tucson, AZ where he is an Associate Dean at the University of Arizona.
6 weeks: Mondays, March 1 - April 5, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Pacific US Time
Online using Zoom – A Zoom link for the weekly meetings will be included in your confirmation email. Additionally, details and this same Zoom link will be sent by email a week prior to the start of the workshop.
Please note that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you cannot afford the fees listed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please cancel at least 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
For further information about the program contact: Laurel@tergar.org
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