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Mon, Sep 16



OSHAWA: Calm-abiding Meditation Course | 10 Weeks - Fall Session

In Person only

OSHAWA: Calm-abiding Meditation Course | 10 Weeks - Fall Session
OSHAWA: Calm-abiding Meditation Course | 10 Weeks - Fall Session

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2024, 7:00 p.m. EDT – Nov 25, 2024, 8:30 p.m. EST

Oshawa, 81 Bond St W, Oshawa, ON L1G 1A6, Canada

About the event


Every Monday Night : 19h00 to 20h30

From September 16th to November 25th (10 weeks, no class on October 14th)

Location: 81 Bond Street West, Oshawa (inside 360 Eco Market)

In person only

Class is given by Irania Ledesma

Calm-abiding Meditation Course | 10 Weeks - Fall Session  19:00 - 20:30

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 to achieve calm-abiding (shamatha), while the second aims to gain 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 get it at our Centre or order online :

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 : 125$, by credit card. You can also have 5$ discount by making an e-transfer.



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