9:00am – 9:45am PDT (12:00pm – 12:45pm EDT)
This program is being offered via Zoom and in-person, register for either below.
ABOUT SATURDAY MORNING MEDITATIONS
Ven. Amy’s Guided Meditations blend a refreshing and insightful combination of accessibility, practicality, and depth – a path that demonstrates we can all build a rich and consistent meditation practice. Approachable for beginners as well as long-term practitioners who might like to reinvigorate their practice, these weekly, hour-long sessions lend regular support to combat laziness and procrastination. What could be better?! It’s a wonderful way to lend meaning to your life and to enjoy your weekend!
HOW TO PREPARE
Find a comfortable space at home where you won’t be disturbed. You may prefer a cozy chair or perhaps a meditation cushion. Either is fine. The meditation leader, Ven. Amy, will give a brief explanation on how to adjust your mental and physical posture. Then we will start with concentration meditation for the first half of the period. This will be followed by a short break to stretch our legs and make any needed adjustments. The second half of the hour will be guided meditation analyzing various topics of Buddhist philosophy – this helps us deepen our understanding of Buddhist teachings and how best to apply those teachings to enhance our everyday life.
COVID POLICY FOR IN-PERSON
Masks will be required to be worn inside for those attending (not the teacher).
ABOUT VENERABLE AMY
Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren) first encountered Buddhism in 1987 at Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been ordained since 2000. She has spent a great deal of timeengaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management and lived at Land of Medicine Buddha in 1992. Prior to studying Buddhism, Amy was a political fundraiser in Washington, DC and also worked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, California. She also trained as a hospice counselor during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco and offers courses and retreats on death and dying and end-of-life care.
Amy also leads pilgrimages to Buddhist sites. The next trip will be a trek in the spring of 2023 to Lawudo Retreat Center in the Mount Everest region of Nepal. A 3-day retreat will be included along with a visit to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthplace. See her website below for more information.
Amy’s teaching style helps people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living.
She is also the co-author of FPMT’s Buddhism in a Nutshell. For more information on Amy’s teaching schedule and courses, see www.AmyMiller.com. Amy currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.
THE KINDNESS OF DONATIONS
Generosity was one of the first positive attitudes that the Buddha emphasized in his teachings. Generosity creates a healthy flow of Dharma in your life and is the cause of your own prosperity. Your donations help us offer Buddhist teachings and meditation retreats to the world, a path that can lead people out of suffering to ultimate happiness.
|Date(s):||Saturday mornings ongoing (with some "pauses" when other events are scheduled.)|
|Times:||9:00 am - 9:45 am|
|Type of event:||Guided Meditations|
|Number of sessions:||Ongoing|
|Level:||All are welcome!|
|Participation:||Come to one or attend regularly|
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