Vipassana Meditation Class

Wednesdays: September 15, 22, and 29
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested donation: $15 Public, $12 Members

This will be primarily a beginners class for those wishing to learn Vipassana meditation. This is the pre-Buddha meditation practice for examining the mind. There will be three classes—it is important to attend all three classes in order to participate in discussions and receive tips and guidance. At the first class, students will receive sitting instructions, practice meditating and then have a group discussion. The subsequent two classes will open with discussions of how people did that week, followed by more “sits” and further discussions. Ven. Lekshay recommends reading Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki. He will refer to it in class.

Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.
Please bring a couple of pairs of big fluffy socks.

Venerable Lekshay Sangpo (formerly known as Alan Muller) studied Zen Buddhism for 20 years. He saw the Dalai Lama in Seattle in 1993 and became a Tibetan Buddhist after finding Dagchen Rinpoche in 1994. He has been a student of H.H. ever since. He received his getsul (novice) vows in 2001 and his gelung (Bhikshu) vows in 2004, both from H.E. Chogye Trichen Rinpoche in Nepal. He has been living, teaching (with Dezhung Rinpoche and the Monks at Tharlam Monastery) and studying there five to six months a year since 2000.