How to Meditate
Discovering Buddhism: How to Meditate
taught by Simon Harrison
Monday nights 7.30 – 9pm, 7 October – 18 November 2019 (no class on Labour Day Public Holiday Monday 28th October) – six week course. If you would like to participate in this class, please register.
Excellent for all levels!
Understand and explore basic meditation techniques. Learn the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit properly, how to set up a meditation session, the different types of meditation techniques one may employ, and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to meditation. Whether you are a total beginner or have already been meditating, this class can help clarify, develop and deepen one’s experience of meditation.
This class will also include, as a basis, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s pith daily meditation practice called: Method to Transform Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment).
Everyone is welcome to this course.
Facility Fee $10 per session (Dharma Friend Monthly Contributors free)
Materials Fee $45 (includes a copy of How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald)
If you already own a copy of How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald then the Materials Fee is $15.
Simon Harrison, Discovering Buddhism Teacher
Registered FPMT Teacher
Simon met Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche 40 years ago. He has been trying to follow their instructions to ‘check up’ since. He reports he is still working on it. Simon has been involved with Dorje Chang Institute for 35 years. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Trustees, and has served as a trustee for many years.
More Class Details
Each session will
1. Introduce simple placement and motivation
2. Review suggested reading from previous session (except first session)
3. Talk about the main topic for this week
5. A meditation
6. A reading assignment for next week
More about the Discovering Buddhism Series
Discovering Buddhism is a fourteen-module series that gives the student a solid foundation in the teachings and practice of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. Mind and Its Potential is the first module in the series. Developed by the FPMT, this series is both accessible for newer students and also very helpful for students who have already studied Buddhism for a while, but wish to have a more solid foundation. To read more about this FPMT program and what the topics of the fourteen modules are click here.
Join this new class, How to Meditate. Explore the Buddha’s teachings, question, discuss and meditate. Everyone welcome!