Evening Teachings

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Thursday Evening Meditation

Open Dates
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Meditation existed before the Buddha appeared in the world and today meditation is being practiced for all sorts of reasons—for improved health, for relaxation, or even to help people perform better in their work.  Our Thursday sessions will explain the basic techniques needed to begin a regular meditation practice and keep it going. The session also includes a few words from H.E. Chhoje Rinpoche or one of our visiting teachers explaining how we can integrate Buddhist principles into our daily lives. Attendance is free and no registration is required. See our calendar for updates.

The Nature of the Mind Part 2

with Meditation Master Brendan Kennedy

April 28 - 30, 2017
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

A way to realize the nature of your own mind by practicing shamatha and vipashyana. The mind just being mind without being any thing is shamatha and vipashyana. The mind just being mind is shamatha and it not being any thing begins to see that it’s empty of any thing is the insight, vipashyana. If the mind can just be mind, then automatically it will not be any thing. By mind not being any thing, it will begin to see that it’s totally empty of any thing, yet aware. That is how the essence of mind is accessed or realized. The Nature of Mind is none other than the totally pure empty mind. We’re going to be working with Dudjom Rinpoche’s meditation instruction which prevents the mind from becoming something.