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First Saturday meditation

9:30 am Saturday, April 8, 2017

Meditation is a foundational tool of the Buddhist practitioner. We use different types of meditation in our practice, to clear and calm the mind, to review and deepen our understanding of teachings, to develop concentration, and so on.

Our First Saturday meditation practice will include three common modes of meditation: breathing, concentration and review.

Each Saturday will begin with a brief overview of meditation, based on notes taken from Geshe Gelek. This will be followed by periods of breathing meditation, concentration meditation, and review of topics such as Tonglen, the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation or Verses from Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (chapter 6, Patience).

Geshe Gelek says that practicing in a group enhances and increases the power of our meditation, with all of us benefitting from the shared energy and experience of others in the room.

These sessions are led by senior students.