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Introduction to Meditation

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When:

  • Sat 28 Apr ’12, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where:

Shambhala Meditation Centre, Level 6, 75 Ghuznee St, Wellington Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $25.00

Website:

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It seems we all agree training the body through exercise, diet and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our mind? - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Introduction to Meditation:
This is a 3-hour course and this will be a time where you can:
- Learn to meditate;
- Reconnect with your meditation;
- Deepen your meditation.

Led by Senior Shambhala Teacher Shastri Marian Bond.

Shambhala Vision
It is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. This nature can be cultivated through meditation, following ancient principles, and it can be further developed in daily life, so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

In the course of our lives, this goodness, warmth and intelligence can easily become covered over by doubt, fear and egotism. We tend to fall into a kind of sleep or stupor, believing in the conditioning we have as the ultimate truth, and coming under the sway of fear. The journey of becoming fully human means seeing through fear and egotism, and waking up to our natural intelligence. It takes kindness - to ourselves and others - and courage, to wake up in this world.

Meditation practice and instruction play a central role in Shambhala. In more than 170 centers around the world we welcome anyone interested in learning to meditate. Although one can find the essential techniques written down in many places, meditation remains essentially an oral tradition, and individual personal instruction is important.

Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time; it is available to practitioners of any tradition. Our lineage draws on the wisdom of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism as inherited by founder of Shambhala, Chögyam Trungpa, and his son and spiritual heir, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

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