Meditation Series: Vipassana and Shamatha Meditation

Lecturer: Venerable Lekshay Sangpo
Mondays: April 13th, 20th and 27th
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested donation: $30 Public or $20 Members, per class

There are countless types of meditation, some being thousands of years old. This class will teach two older types which are from ancient India.

They are still practiced today: Shamantha (calm abiding) and Vipashyana (insight). Both of these have countless benefits. I will teach both types in this three week class. The first two classes will be on Calm Abiding and the third class will focus on Insight Meditation.

These classes are for both beginners and current practitioners. Sitting (meditating) in a group is very powerful. Venerable Lekshay recommends reading Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki and Breath by Breath by Larry Rosenberg.

Please wear loose and comfortable clothing. Beginners bring some big, fluffy socks for knee support.

Venerable Lekshay Sangpo studied Zen Buddhism for 20 years. After seeing the Dalai Lama in Seattle in 1993, he became a Tibetan Buddhist. He found H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche in 1994, and has been a student of his 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, studying, and teaching Dezhung Rinpoche and the monks at Tharlam Monastery in Nepal parttime since 2000.