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7:00pm Vipassana and Shamatha Meditation
April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 15, 2019
Led by Ven. Lekshay Sangpo
Date: Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested Donation per class: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members; or $50/80 for the series
Registration is recommended: https://conta.cc/2tmy66u
Shamatha (calm abiding) and Vipassana (insight) are ancient types of meditation from India. Each type has its own uses and benefits. The first 2 classes will be learning/practicing Shamatha. Then the 3rd 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.
Ven. Lekshay Sangpo studied Zen Buddhism for 20 years before becoming a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner in 1994; after seeing The Dalai Lama. He is a student of H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche (d. 2016). He received his novice vows in 2001 and full ordination (Bhikhu) vows in 2005, from H.E. Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (d. 2007) in Nepal. From 2000 until 2015, he lived and taught monks at Tharlam Monastery in Nepal half time. Now he is living mostly in Seattle doing volunteer work, visiting Nepal for a few months each year.