Drop-in Mindfulness Meditation with Venerable Jampa Sangmo – Wednesdays
Starting May 1st (offered weekly)
Since the time of the Buddha, people have practiced mindfulness meditation. Today, both neuroscience and medical research have studied the effects of meditation and discovered many benefits of this practice. These include stress reduction and an increase in our capacity for peace and happiness.
These Wednesday evening mindfulness meditation classes are ongoing and a great place to start your own regular meditation practice or to deepen your current practice.
Suggested donation: $5-$15 per session. Your generous donations are essential for the continuation of programs like this. No one turned away due to lack of funds. All are welcome.
Venerable Jampa Sangmo is a Tibetan Buddhist Nun. In 1966 she was first introduced to meditation at University of California at Los Angeles when Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was invited to give a lecture. Her interest in meditation led her to the exploration Zen, where she studied with Thich Nhat Hanh, and Vipassana, where she did numerous long retreats. She came to Tibetan Buddhism in 1993 and began her studies with several Buddhist Masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche, Ribur Rinpoche, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2008 she took robes with her teacher Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche. She has lead meditation groups and retreats for Chevron International, Land of Medicine Buddha, and has co-led retreats at Vajrapani Institute. For the past 4 years she has facilitated an ongoing group with “Woman Care Santa Cruz” to support women who have cancer. She is passionate about teaching meditation and how to incorporate it in every day life.