What Meditation Really Is – Dropping the Method

Shamatha Without Support

6-week course starting Monday March 5th, 7-9pm

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Often when we practice meditation, thoughts and emotions can take hold of our mind and make it     difficult for us to meditate. In the previous workshop we used the method of shamatha with support to help us let our mind rest and find a state of non-distraction. Shamatha without support is said to be the  best shamatha practice and consists of simply remaining in a state of non-distraction. In this workshop  we will learn how to use shamatha without support in our meditation as well as alternate between the two  methods (with and without support).

 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.

Open to the all. No prerequisite.

Dates: 6 Mondays, March 5 – April 9, 2012
7pm – 9pm
 $85. No one will be turned away for lack of funds
Register online here

For questions regarding the course please e-mail info@rigpanyc.org

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