Introduction to Meditation with Lama Zangmo - in-person only
WhoTeacher: Lama Gelongma Zangmo
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
During this weekend course Lama Zangmo will introduce methods to bring a sense of ease to the mind through the practice of meditation. This course is especially suited for complete beginners.
Calm abiding meditation (Shinay in Tibetan; Shamatha in sanskrit) is accomplished through the development of mindfulness, which can be described as an ongoing awareness in the moment. By training in focusing this awareness steadily in meditation we can give rise to a more peaceful mind.
Meditation and mindfulness, practised regularly over time, have strong potential to make one’s general state of mind more positive: increasingly we can become free of habitual reactivity, unhelpful emotional patterns, and limited ways of seeing ourselves and others. With a more open and relaxed mind we will have less stress resulting from our living situation, and less tendency to be thrown by the ups-and-downs that life presents.
This course is for people who are new to meditation and will introduce the techniques and understanding to establish an ongoing and fruitful practice of calm abiding meditation. It will include posture, relaxation, breathing, walking meditation and other relevant aspects of practice. A regular meditation practice can bring a greater sense of inner peace and can help to calm an overactive mind, as well as bring more understanding in a deeper sense of who we are.
It is essential to attend both afternoons of this course. Each afternoon will consist of two sessions with a comfortable break in the middle and time for Q&A.
This is an In-Person course only, and will not be on line.