Thursdays, March 26 to April 23

“How to Get Realizations”

Assemble the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice. Using Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s text, A Daily Meditation on Shakyamuni Buddha, as a guide, become familiar with the elements necessary to generate realizations in the mind. Also, receive some tips for making every action of the day meaningful.

Message from the instructor:

The purpose of this course is to learn how to get realizations on the stages of the path to enlightenment. You might be surprised that it’s not just about meditation. We need to do some other things to make our meditation work. Whether you decide to do these practices on a daily basis is up to you, but by attending this course at least you will know what they are.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Getting Started – setting up your meditation space
  • Obstacles & Antidotes – to meditation
  • Single-pointed Concentration – stabilizing the mind
  • Recipe for a Session – learning how to use Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Daily Meditation text
  • The Meaning Lamrim Meditation – getting realizations on the stages of the path

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Get password in class.

a_daily_meditation_on_shakyamuni_buddhaEach module of Discovering Buddhism includes an experiential element in the form of a Saturday practice day or a weekend retreat. [More details to come.]

See more about the whole Discovering Buddhism program at Land of Medicine Buddha, here.

About the Instructor

Venerable Drimay is the regular Discovering Buddhism teacher at LMB. She has over ten years’ experience teaching these courses at our Silicon Valley center. See more about our instructors.

Participation

Drop in on the first class to see if it suits you. Online registration below gives various options for donating to support this program. The Dharma center depends on your contributions to make classes like this possible. However, we don’t want anyone to feel that there is an obstacle if they are unable to donate. All are welcome.

Benefits of Membership

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Date(s): Thursdays, March 26 to April 23
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Drimay
Type of event: Discovering Buddhism
Number of sessions: 5
Level: introductory
Participation: best to join at beginning of course; drop-ins allowed
Location: Main Gompa
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