Wed, Jan 04|
Calm-abiding Meditation Course | 10 Weeks - Winter Session
Every Wednesday Evening !
Time & Location
Jan 04, 7:30 p.m. EST – Jan 20, 9:00 p.m. EST
Toronto, 27 Davies Ave Suite 2, Toronto, ON M4M 2A9, Canada
About the Event
ONLINE or IN PERSON (NOTE : OUR ATTENDANCE IN PERSON IS QUITE FULL NOW. YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN PERSON IF YOU LIKE. IF YOU LIKE TO COME IN PERSON, YOU SHOULD CHECK WITH US BEFORE IF THERE IS FREE SPOT FOR YOU)
Wednesday Night : 19h30 to 21h00 (EST, Toronto time)
January 4th to March. 8th ( 10 weeks )
The course is given by Lobsang Yeshema
Calm-abiding Meditation Course | 10 Weeks - Winter Session 19:30-21:00
It is well known that the primary purpose of the Buddha's teaching is to attain happiness of enlightenment by practicing two forms of meditation : concentration meditation and analytical meditation. The first aims at achieving calm-abiding (shamatha), while the second aims to gaining special insight (vipashyana) .
Our calm-abiding meditation course is meant for beginners as well as for more advanced meditators. Although our groups are mostly made up of first-time meditators, there are also those who have already practiced meditation and are seeking another technique. There are as well those who wish to take the course for the second or third time in order to improve their meditative skills. In this course are given all the fundamental elements necessary to attain calm-abiding according to Buddha's teachings : the preparations, the posture, the necessary conditions, the hindrances and how to overcome them, etc.
Each course includes first an explanation on how to develop the mind's calm abiding according to Buddhist philosophy, followed by a period of meditation in silence. This group practice can give more power to our meditation. The attainment of the mind's calmness and all the elements that make it possible to cultivate it are presented in a traditional image (see below).
We will follow Lama Samten's book, if you want a copy you can have it at our Centre or order it online : www.buddhistmeditationtoronto.org/product-page/how-to-meditate-1
And, this is the link to purchase the PDF book.
This course will be In Person or ONLINE. We will be so happy to see you in the Centre if you can make it in person. If you cannot and will chose the Online option, we will be so happy if you open your camera and we can meet during the class and have the group energy! If you cannot open your camera for any reason, there is no problem, you are also most welcome!
Cost : 123$, by credit card. You can also have 3 $ discount by making an e-transfer.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (437) 888-8864
Meditation Wednesday (ONLINE)
In person attendance is quite full; you should call us or write us to know if there are free spots in person before.