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Event Series Event Series: Shamatha Meditation – AM

Shamatha Meditation – AM

June 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Teacher: Lama Yeshe & Lama Zopa

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In a special version of our Sunday shamatha, Lamas Yeshe and Zopa from Prajna Fire will be leading a special teaching and practice.

All Tibetan Buddhist lineages offer a plethora of methods and practice styles to suit our individual preferences and varying needs throughout life. Mahamudra, the signature practice of the Kagyu lineage, is known for its spare, direct, and swift approach. Yet this clarity and simplicity can bring new direction and vivacity to the seminal practice of shamatha, in which all Buddhist spiritual experience and realization is grounded.

Join us for a day of shamatha practice with instructions viewed from the perspective of the Four Yogas of Mahamudra. Learn how the Mahamudra attainments of one-pointedness, nonconceptuality, one taste, and nonmeditation can inform and guide our shamatha meditation practice here and now, whatever our level of experience. Check out the latest episodes of our Prajna Sparks podcast for an overview on the Four Yogas.

About Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa

Karma Yeshe Chödrön and Karma Zöpa Jigme are students of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, and have been full-time practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism for over twenty years. Since 2005, they have been teaching and translating Dharma texts and oral teachings from Tibetan to English for the Rigpe Dorje Institute for International Students at Pullahari Monastery in Nepal. In 2016, they successfully completed the traditional Kagyu lineage three-year cloistered retreat at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado, under the auspices of Kyabje Thrangu Rinpoche. They are passionate about sharing traditional methods for transmitting experiential understanding of Buddhadharma with Western students through their international Dharma community, Prajna Fire. They share the Buddhadharma actively through their Prajna Sparks podcast and frequent contributions to contemporary Buddhist journals.

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Date:
June 9
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

KCC Portland Center
4936 NE Skidmore Street
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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