All Events Mindfulness for life, online with Choden <p>Choden will offer four one hour mindfulness sessions over four Thursday evenings covering the following themes:</p> <ul><li>Maintaining presence of mind</li> <li>Being less reactive and self-critical</li> <li>Engendering self-kindness</li> <li>Cultivating gratitude and appreciation</li> </ul><p><br/>These sessions will apply both to sitting meditation practice and to daily life.<br/><br/>He will give short teachings, lead guided practices and explore with people how these practices resonate with their own experience.  <br/><br/><strong>The classes will be online and a zoom link will be sent to participants.</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <table border="3"><tbody><tr><td> <div> <h2><strong>Becoming a Mindfulness Teacher</strong></h2> <p>The Mindfulness Association is collaborating with the University of West Scotland to run a MSc in Teaching Mindfulness and Compassion at their London Campus. This is a part time MSc over 3 years. For more details <a href="" target="_blank">click here.</a></p> </div> </td> </tr></tbody></table> Wed, 29 Dec 2021 16:32:55 +0000 Dorje Chang Tungma - online with Lama Zangmo <p>The Dorje Chang Tungma is recited regularly before meditation sessions and teachings at Kagyu Samye Dzong London and other Kagyu centres. Lama Zangmo will explain the meaning of this profound and inspirational prayer and look at the wealth of instructions it contains on living a meaningful life. If you don't already have a copy, you can <a href="[file_link,id=1701]" target="_blank">download a PDF here</a>, and a copy of the English translation is below.</p> <p>This weekly course will be held online, and a zoom link will be sent to participants.</p> <p><em><strong>Participants are requested to commit to attend all sessions. Bookings should be made by the 9<sup>th </sup>of February.</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong><br/></strong></em>Great Dorje Chang, Tilopa, Naropa,<br/>Marpa, Milarepa, Prince of Dharma-Gampopa,<br/>Karmapa - who knows all of past, present and future,<br/>The Holders of the Four Great and Eight Smaller Lineages -<br/>Drikung, Talung, Tsalpa, glorious Drukpa and many others;<br/>I pray to you who have realised the deep path of Mahamudra.<br/><br/>The Dhagpo Line of Oral Transmission,<br/>That peerless protector for all beings.<br/>I will also uphold the tradition of the Kagyu Lamas;<br/>Grant your blessing that I may follow the example of their wondrous deeds.<br/><br/>Weariness with Samsara is taught to be the feet of meditation.<br/>Thus the true meditator is uninvolved with food, wealth or anything.<br/>Grant your blessing to those who sever their bondage to the things of this life, <br/>That they may be unattached to success and honour.<br/><br/>Devotion is taught to be the head of meditation.<br/>Thus the true meditator constantly prays to his Guru,<br/>The one who opens the door to the treasure of the essential instructions.<br/>Grant your blessing that uncontrived faith and devotion may arise in them.<br/><br/>Non-distraction is taught to be the actual body of meditation.<br/>Thus, whatever arises, the true meditator simply rests within the uncontrived,<br/>In the very freshness of the essence of thought.<br/>Grant your blessing that there may be freedom from the idea of something to <br/>meditate on.<br/><br/>The essence of thought is taught to be the Dharmakaya.<br/>Nothing whatsoever, yet it manifests as anything whatsoever,<br/>Appearing in unhindered play to the true meditator.<br/>Grant your blessing that the indivisibility of Samsara and Nirvana be realised.<br/><br/>In all my lives may I never be without a true Guru,<br/>And may I make proper use of the splendour of Dharma.<br/>Perfecting all the qualities of the Levels and Paths,<br/>May I swiftly achieve the state of Dorje Chang</p> Wed, 29 Dec 2021 17:53:40 +0000 Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion - online with Lama Zangmo <p>Lama Zangmo will give instructions on the practice of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of compassion, which we recite weekly on Sunday evenings at Samye Dzong London. The instructions will include explanation on how to meditate and visualise while reciting the mantra, the meaning of the mantra and the benefit of the practice.</p> <p>You will need to have a text as it is referred to in the instructions.</p> <p>There will be a break halfway through the morning.</p> <p><strong>This course will be held online, and a zoom link will be sent to participants in advance.</strong></p> Wed, 29 Dec 2021 17:32:18 +0000