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Menla Online Event: Advanced Meditation and Tibetan Mindfulness

April 19 - April 19, 2020

Lama Surya Das

Online Course: Sunday, April 19:  3-5pmRegistration: General: $35 | Tibet House US/Menla members: $31.50
“We are all Buddhas by nature. We only have to awaken to who and what we are.”“We are all Buddhas by nature. We only have to awaken to who and what we are.”In this Over-Information Age and technological era, distraction and desire, violence, anxiety, confusion and illusion seem to be running rampant, in both personal and public spheres. Lama Surya Das invites you to join him in coming home to your spiritual source, by clearing your head and opening your heart– smile a little, and relax into the holy now-ness. For, as he says, “One moment of genuine awakefulness is one moment of freedom and enlightenment.”Mind training and contemplative practices of all kinds have been demonstrated as practical and powerful allies conducive to mental and physical health, emotional and relational health, and spiritual health and nourishment. Learn from an experienced meditation master how to work on yourself deeply, free your mind from unfulfilling habits and patterns, deepen your insight and compassionate heart, become more patient, emotionally balanced, centered and resilient–and awaken to the Buddha, the divine, the clear light within us all.Meditation is the yoga of awareness loving-cultivation, helping us connect with the full depths of our human experience and the incredible qualities and strengths that lie within us, around us, and in our collective communion. “Everything can be meditated. It is all workable.” (Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche)Tibetan mindfulness and the six kinds of mindfulness helps us further explore our contemplative practice and brings depth and breadth to basic awareness cultivations such as mindful breathing and walking meditation, mantra chanting, centering prayer, etc.Lama Surya will share a provocative discussion and exploration of the many upsides of awareness practice as well as some of the pitfalls and potholes on the Path will also be included, as well as the place of mindfulness in the mainstream today.Also included will be how to find and access authentic resources from Buddhist teachings and other traditions, ancient and new; how to relate to a spiritual teacher or mentor, the spiritual friend (kalyana-mitra); and Lama Surya Das’ research on practices such as Presencing & Natural Meditation, Co-Meditation, inter-meditation, interbeing, and finding not just independence but how to truly realize the autonomy within interdependence which is self-mastery.*This 2-hour workshop is suitable for beginner and expert meditators alike.Sunday, April 19; 3-5PM Registration: General: $35 | Tibet House US/Menla members:$31.50.

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “the American Lama”.  Lama Surya has spent over forty five years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old m...

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