Meditation 101, April 22, 2017
April 22, 2017
Meditation has been scientifically proven to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, relieve depression, increase productivity, and promote creative thinking. Mindfulness, which has its roots in the teachings of the Buddha, has hit the mainstream: An NBC announcer has just written a book about it, and teachers are gradually introducing it into our nation’s school systems. Now seems like a good time to check it out, right?
Through sitting and walking meditations, short talks, and time for sharing and discussion, this afternoon class will introduce you to the basics of Buddhist meditation. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend or to derive great benefit from this afternoon. This course is suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced practitioners.
Please plan to arrive by 2:30pm. All visitors must sign in at the office. The class will start promptly at 3pm and end at 5:30pm.
Classes will be taught by Lama Tsultrim Allione or a Tara Mandala Authorized Teacher.
Classes are free, but if you would like to offer the teacher a donation (dana), you may do so with cash or check (made payable to the teacher). Optional suggested donation is a sliding scale of $5 – $20.
Note on dana: Dana is the Pali word for generosity. The teachers in our programs donate their time in service to the Dharma and only receive what retreatants offer at the end of each course. There will be an opportunity to make a dana offering at the end of class, but please know it is not required.
There is no charge, but online registration is required.