Lecturer: Venerable Lekshay Sangpo
Mondays: April 13th, 20th, 27th and May 4th
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested donation: $25 public; $20 members per class
Shamatha (calm abiding) and Vipassana (insight) are ancient types of meditation that come from India. Each type has its own benefits. The first 3 classes will be learning/practicing Shamatha. Then the 4th class will teach Vipassana. A daily meditation practice of any type is a very beneficial life-long activity. This class is for both beginners and current practitioners. It is never too soon to learn meditation, but it can sometimes be too late! Venerable Lekshay recommends reading Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing, and beginners, please bring some rolled up 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 part-time since 2000.