Date: 1st and 3rd Fridays on Zoom, 2nd and 4th Fridays are Hybrid
Time: 7:00 pm PT
Instruction followed by meditation practice. Good for everyone, including beginners, for developing concentration and tranquility of mind.
Join us in person:
In-Person COVID Protocol:
1. If you have any symptoms such as nasal congestion, scratchy throat, headache or other cold symptoms, kindly refrain from entering the Monastery.
2. All visitors must be masked with an approved surgical, KF-94, KN-95 or N-95 mask (best protection), covering the mouth and nose at all times, regardless of test results. This is best practice to protect yourself and others. The Sakya Monastery provides these at the main entrance.
3. Full vaccination is not required, however it is highly recommended.
Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96561045202?pwd=MUVBZ0Q0VlNaalkxa0Z3dHd6aWZKUT09
Meeting ID: 965 6104 5202
PDF of the Calm Abiding handout: Calm-Abiding.pdf
Laura Ellis has been a student of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang and H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya since 2002. She currently chairs the Monastery’s Next of Kin Committee, a group which supports Buddhist practitioners in planning for and fulfilling their Buddhist end-of-life wishes. She is the Director of Growth and Opportunity on the Sakya Heritage Society Board of Advisors, and leads Calm Abiding meditations at the Monastery. Laura works at the University of Washington. She has two children. Laura enjoys studying Dharma with friends and has a heartfelt wish to complete Ngondro before she dies.
Barbara Lehman joined Sakya Monastery in late 2019 and took refuge with H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche in 2020. Since joining the Monastery, she has participated in many VEI offerings, and is both delighted and honored to be able to contribute by helping to lead Calm Abiding. Barbara is a Professor at Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA), where she conducts research and teaches on topics related to health, psychology and statistics. Her research focus is on stress and coping, and she has been working to combine her academic and Buddhist interests on this topic.