What Meditation Really Is – Module 2 Intensive

This intensive weekend course, Dec. 2 – 4, of the 2nd Module offers both new and continuing participants to immerse themselves in the study and practice of meditation, allowing the opportunity to go deeper without the weekly break between sessions.

Often when we practice meditation, we regard thoughts and emotions or strong physical sensations (such as a pain in our back) as a distraction or obstacles to practice. In this workshop we will learn how to use whatever rises in our practice as a support for meditation.

We all want to be happy.

But often the relentless pace and challenges of life make it impossible to know where to look for happiness. Through the wisdom of meditation, however, we can find peace and contentment. To our amazement, we discover a profound stillness that is always with us, beneath the turbulence of all our thoughts and emotions. When we allow our mind to settle, quietly, in its own natural peace, then what happens is quite extraordinary.

This unique course has been specially developed by Sogyal Rinpoche after many years of teaching in the West. It brings together over 2,000 years of Buddhist wisdom and experience in a way that is authentic, accessible and completely relevant to modern life. Led by experienced meditators combined with crucial teachings by Sogyal Rinpoche on video, it offers a complete introduction to meditation and shows how it can unlock our natural confidence, compassion and creativity. You will gain a genuine experience of meditation and all the tools you need to take the benefits into every aspect of your life. Sogyal Rinpoche is a world-renowned meditation teacher from Tibet. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

Erric Solomon has been studying and practicing Buddhism under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche since 1984. He has also received teachings from many masters, specially Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Chöknyi Nyima Rinpoche, Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche and Trulshik Rinpoche. He is the founding director of whatmeditationreallyis.com and is currently Executive Director of Rigpa International with special responsibility for Educational Resources.

Open to the public. No prerequisite.

Friday Dec 2, 7-9pm; Saturday, Sunday Dec 3,4 from 11am to 4pm
Course Fee: $85 for the whole course. No one will be turned away for lack of funds

For questions regarding the course please e-mail Rigpa New York City

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