Change Your Mind / Change Your Life

What is Meditation?

Meditation is one of the essential disciplines in the path of self-transformation. Developing the core skills of mindfulness, emotional receptivity and positive energy takes place in the structured setting of formal meditation practice. With the meditation skills we develop, we cultivate our pure heart nature and learn to manifest ourselves genuinely in our daily lives. Through meditation we come to understand how things and events truly exist. Teachers, mentors and instructors are essential supports to mastering this ancient contemplative practice.


These training sessions are appropriate for all level of students and spiritual beliefs.

What You Will Learn

• How to become “frazzle free.”
• Seven point meditation posture.
• Nine stages of meditation.
• How to use breath, chanting, prayers and visualization in meditation.
• How to maintain mindfulness in daily life activities.
• Components to a daily meditation practice.
• How to develop meditation tranquility and insight.
• How to connect fully with your spiritual teachers or higher power.

Venerable Tenzin Yeshe
Meditation Instructor

Ven Tenzin attends long and solo retreats on a regular basis. She is a volunteer Chaplain at Folsom State Prison teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy. Ven. Tenzin has Bachelors of Arts degrees in Philosophy and Psychology and is a Heart Desciple of Lama Yeshe Jinpa. She completed Geshi Tashi Tsering’s two year program “The Foundation of Buddhist Thought” through Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London. She has attended many teachings by H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama and other high Tibetan Lamas.

 Ven. Tenzin has a genuine, simple, direct and often humorous approach to life’s surprises.

NEXT ON THE HORIZON . . .

Treat yourself to a "day of being your best friend" and join Venerable Tenzin for upcoming "In the Nature of Awareness" meditations in local park settings. The photo below was recently taken of Venerable Tenzin at Discovery Park in Natomas. You are invited to forward recommendations for your favorite park locations for these daylong sitting and walking meditation sessions.  Location suggestions can be anywhere between Folsom and Downtown Sacramento, and Roseville to the Rancho Cordova corridor, preferably with shade trees for summer and sunny in the winter, no entrance fees.

All Meet-Ups are Free of Charge unless otherwise noted. Teacher donations are appreciated and help to support the Dharma.

For more information on meditation or events with Venerable Tenzin she can be reached at [masked] or at 916.548.7452.


More details will be shared as they develop.

Please...introduce yourself to Venerable Tenzin AND each other at the events...SANGHA building "spiritual friends on the path" is a key element in providing strength and continuity for a growing spiritual practice.

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  • Denise

    I'm so disappointed that I had an unexpected thing happen that prevented me from attending today and really look forward to the next time.

    June 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    thank you wonderful start for me to get into Meditation

    June 29

  • Samantha W.

    Will their be a list soon of who can go that signed up first ? Then knowing it's too full for the rest? I am 40 minutes to and hour away so i'd like to know if theirs room or not so i don't waste my gas :/

    June 27

    • Samantha W.

      Thank you Jorge, I will just take my chances and go. If theirs no room i'll find an adventure in Sac somewhere :)

      June 28

    • Jorge G.

      You're very welcome Samantha! It will be worth your time!

      June 29

  • Jessica

    I will be out of town again this Sunday. :( I am training for a Half Dome hike, and I am doing a strenuous hike with my group so I can keep in shape and conquer the mountain! I am so sad I keep missing this. I miss you guys! I hope to be there in July.

    June 23

    • Venerable Tenzin Y.

      There should be room for your friend if you plan to attend. I look forward to meeting you.

      1 · June 28

    • Samantha W.

      Venerable Tenzin Yeshe, i look forwar to meeting you too! But my friend just called she wants to do something else for her birthday. I'm sorry. i will definetely going to attend next time and my other friend that is going to take a college course to being a mentor for mind body and soul told me she wants to come too! if theirs a button to select bringing guest? well i'llsee you next month. :)

      June 29

  • Connie

    Something came up and I can't make it on Sunday. Hope to make the next one.

    June 27

  • Samantha W.

    i would like to bring my friend for her birthday if possible.

    June 13

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