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Lamrim Saturday: Meditations on the Mind

9:00 am Saturday, March 9, 2019

Spend a day focusing on examining the mind and your potential to create a positive and joyous mind.

The day will be will be from 9 am - 3 pm and divided into four 60-minute sessions with 15 minute breaks and lunch. To enable participants to keep focus and concentration, this mini-retreat will be silent other than guided meditations and essential communication. Sessions will consist of information on the topic presented by the facilitator, motivation, meditation on the topic, and dedication. To maintain a stable and peaceful retreat environment, participants should commit to attending the entire day if at all possible. Meditations: Continuity of Consciousness, Equanimity, Clarity of Consciousness, and Meditation on the Buddha.

Please bring food for your day such as snacks and lunch.

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About lam rim: The presentation of Buddha’s 84,000 teachings into a step-by-step method is known as “lam-rim” in Tibetan and can be translated as “graduated path.” Indian and Tibetan masters have offered short texts, prayers, commentaries and extensive texts with instruction, all based on this approach. Lama Zopa Rinpoche emphasizes that a foundation for our study is understating our mind. Venerable Robina "As Rinpoche says; [the mind is] where the workshop is. That’s what we have to become familiar with, that’s what we have to get to know deeply, and that’s where we have to be our own therapist. And that’s what we have to change, because that’s where the potential for enlightenment is." 

Note about DB: If you are working on the requirements for completing the DB Practice Retreats, these meditations are required for The Mind and its Potential module. Please be aware that these mediations will be guided by a fellow student and not an FPMT teacher, so for DB purposes, your approach is similar to if you were preparing for and practicing independently. However, we offer this opportunity in the center’s spiritual setting with other students with the hope that you find the environment beneficial and to cultivate a supportive environment in which we all practice.