This week Lama Shenpen continues her conversation with a meditation student about working with their experience, in relation to desire, aversion and indifference. Click here to read the full question and answer.
Each week Lama Shenpen answers a student’s question. The students are studying her ‘Living the Awakened Heart’ Training courses. Become one of Lama Shenpen’s meditation students and ask her a question, Lama loves a good question!.
Our friends at the Manchester Awakened Heart Buddhist Meditation group are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the Tibetan New Year (Losar) at our retreat centre in North Wales.
This year we will be welcoming in the Year of the Earth Dog.
The weekend will be one of celebration, feasting, chanting and meditation. Practice done at this time is said to be especially auspicious.
All are welcome!
In addition to our usual Losar celebrations, this year we will have a special treat – a double celebration, greeting back our old friend Dashu as he brings to an end his one year retreat during this weekend!
You have a choice of dates to attend – coming for Losar itself on Friday 18th February or staying for the whole weekend (Friday to Sunday).
You will find a fuller program of events and a booking form here. Please complete the booking form to reserve your place.
There is no charge for this event, optional donations are always welcome.
Lama Shenpen Hookham describes the radical simplicity of the approach taken in Formless Meditation: “The essence of meditation practice is the confidence to simply be. With no sense that you have to do anything or change anything”.
Formless Meditation practice is rooted in the Dzogchen and Mahamudra meditation lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. It requires us to have the bravery to turn directly towards our experience, good or bad with radical acceptance.
Whether Formless practice is the first meditation practice that you learn or one that you come to after years of complex meditations, mantra recitation and visualisation practices, it is the one that cuts to the heart of the matter, the one that we always have to come back to.
Each week Lama Shenpen answers a question from a meditation student. The students are studying her ‘Living the Awakened Heart’ Training courses. Become one of Lama Shenpen’s meditation students and ask her a question, Lama loves questions! For more information about the training visit: www.ahs.org.uk/training or visit one of our classes in Eccles, Manchester.
Each week Lama Shenpen answers a question from one of her meditation students. The students are studying her ‘Living the Awakened Heart’ Training courses. Why not become one of Lama Shenpen’s students and ask her a question? Lama loves questions! For more information about experiential training in Buddhist meditation visit: www.ahs.org.uk/training