Introduction to Calm Abiding Meditation
Starting February the 2nd 2019, 4 Saturday mornings from 9am (sharp) to 11am.
Calm Abiding meditation or Shamatha, is the foundation of authentic meditation practice. Drawn from the ancient but ever-relevant teachings of the Buddha, like the Satipathana and Anapanasati Sutta's, (Four Foundations of Mindfulness,& Mindfulness of the Breath)
Calm Abiding meditation brings awareness to our daily habits of just seeing the things that we like and becoming attached, and rejecting the things we don't like, and feeling disturbed. This is the source of depression, anxiety and disillusionment. To become familiar with the mind as it is, is also to see how we get caught by unseen feelings and thoughts. Our basic nature is peaceful and positive. Calm Abiding is not a passive state that avoids the problems of life, but is an active way of being calm and clear when things present as otherwise. This emphasis of this course is to gain the confidence through direct authentic experience. There is no way that we regain true lasting peace and clarity without interest and effort.
With a gradual development of stability, concentration and care-fulness, we can naturally transform our problems into skillful means for benefit, rather than disfunction. As we come to understand the workings of this thing, we call "mind" we wil also see its intimate connection to the body, and just as a by product improve our mental and bodily health. This course is suitable for all.
Cushions supplied. Loose comfortable clothing recommended
Cost of $80 for the four weeks, or $20 per week
"Tamin the Elephant Mind" book by Lama Choedak Rinpoche included on completion
Booking is essential as space is limited Course facilitator Ven. Lekshe Tsultim
Inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone Tsultim 0439992312