Programs

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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.

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Thursday Teaching and Meditation with Brendan Kennedy

with Meditation Master Brendan Kennedy

October 27, 2016

Please join us for a special Thursday Teaching and Meditation session with Meditation Master Brendan Kennedy. Brendan will also be leading a Weekend program on “Who Are We Really?” from Oct 28-30.  (Details) Unless you have the clarity or certainty of what you’re aiming at, and the strength of intention or motivation, it’s pretty difficult to succeed in your practice. So how do we get the strength and clarity? By seeing the futility of unending suffering — the unsatisfactoriness and sense of incompleteness which the ignorance of our true nature brings us. The only way we can overcome ignorance is by wisdom and love. They are not separate. Wisdom is the innate Great Perfection, and so is love. That is who we really are. So, don’t get stuck on anything that is passing and impermanent. Just stay with that which ever is, without focusing or clinging

Who Are We, Really?

with Meditation Master Brendan Kennedy

October 28 - 30, 2016
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

Unless you have the clarity or certainty of what you’re aiming for, and the strength of intention or motivation, it’s pretty difficult to succeed in your practice. So how do we get the strength and clarity?  The answer lies in seeing the futility, incompleteness, and unsatisfactory nature of unending suffering, which is brought on by ignorance of our true nature. The only way we can overcome ignorance is by wisdom and love. They are not separate. Wisdom is the innate Great Perfection, and so is love. That is who we really are. So, don’t get stuck on anything that is passing and impermanent. Just stay with that which ever is, without focusing or clinging.

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death

with Andrew Holecek

November 11 - 13, 2016
Padmasambhava Meditation Center

In this weekend program, Andrew Holecek guides us through the rich teachings on death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  From practices and teachings to prepare you for dying, to a thorough view of the Bardos (the after-death states), you’ll learn everything you need to know to transform the greatest obstacle into the greatest opportunity. We’ll cover many of the practical issues around dying, including medical and legal concerns before, during and after death, as well as difficult issues such as organ donation, euthanasia, suicide, and death of a pet. This weekend combines practices, teachings, and discussions that will enhance your understanding and experience of both your own death as well as the death of your loved ones. Who this is for: Anyone committed to transforming their relationship to death – experienced practitioners and those new to the path – as well as those who work in helping professions, will find this weekend deeply enriching.   This program is being jointly hosted by the Padmasambhava Meditation Center and Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver. Registration will be fufilled from the Shambhala website and can be accessed through the link below: