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Join us this summer for Discovering Buddhism: How to Meditate with Venerable Tenzin Drolma.

In this module, we will discuss the definition and purpose of meditation and learn basic meditation skills, including how to sit properly, how to set up a meditation session, the different types of meditation techniques, and how to recognize and deal with obstacles in meditation.

We will also explore questions such as:

  • What do motivation and dedication mean, and why are they important elements of meditation practice?
  • What are the antidotes to obstacles in meditation, such as restlessness, distraction, sleepiness, expectations about the practice, and regret?
  • What is the meaning of impermanence according to the Buddhist teachings, and how can understanding of this be used to counteract afflictions such as attachment and anger?

Attend any or all*** of the following sessions:

  • Wednesday, July 17 6pm-7:30pm
  • Friday, July 19 6pm-7:30pm
  • Sunday, July 21 11am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 24 6pm-7:30pm
  • Friday, July 26 6pm-7:30pm
  • Sunday, July 28 – Retreat Day 11am-12:30pm

***If you are interested in receiving a certificate for completion of this module, please contact education@maitripa.org.

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