8- 10pm Newcomers and beginners always welcome. We begin with meditation sessions, including instruction, guidance and discussion as needed or desired.Following our meditation session we are starting a new book"Luminous Mind" by Kalu Rinpoche.The copies of the book will be available at the meeting.
Luminous Mind is a remarkable compilation of the oral and written teachings of the late Kalu Rinpoche, who was called "a beacon of inspiration" by the Dalai Lama. A master of meditation and leader of the Shangpu Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, Kalu Rinpoche taught with an inviting, playful, and lucid style that was just one natural manifestation of his own profound realization. As the Dalai Lama notes in his foreword, Luminous Mind covers "the full range of Buddhist practice from the basic analysis of the nature of the mind up to its ultimate refinement in the teachings of Mahamudra." This anthology of Kalu Rinpoche's writings and oral teachings resonates with his wisdom and compassion. Comparing Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche with Milarepa, the greatest meditation master Tibet has ever known, His Holiness the Dalai Lama extols the author of Luminous Mind as a "beacon of inspiration" for spiritual practitioners of all traditions, and urges us to delve into this remarkable anthology of the late Kalu Rinpoche's essential instructions so that we may encounter "the full range of Buddhist practice from the basic analysis of the nature of the mind up to its ultimate refinement."