Welcome to the Davis Meetup Group "Buddhist Study & Meditation for Cultivating True Happiness”. Come meet with other warm-hearted, sincere Buddhist Practitioners and spiritual seekers, as we explore the precious Mahayana & Vajrayana Teachings and learn incredible meditation practices helping us to transform our lives. This group is wonderful for both newcomers to Buddhism and students who have been studying Buddhism for awhile.
Society has trained us to search on the outside for happiness, yet true happiness is an inner journey. We seek to answer the question of how do we create true inner peace, satisfaction and happiness within our life and the lives of others? Buddhism gives us the tools to investigate why and how negative emotions affect our lives and how to overcome them through the develop of inner qualities such as compassion, loving-kindness and wisdom.
Our group is under the guidance of our precious Lama Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche, a very humble yet immensely accomplished yogi, whose sincerity, dedication & guidance are very inspiring & bring the Buddhist teachings alive in our daily lives.
We aim to provide our members with both an in-person as well as online learning environment to explore the incredible wisdom and application of Buddhism. We have teachings and meditation/study groups that provide practitioners with an opportunity to learn Buddhist philosophy, helping us to better understand the interplay of cause and effect (the law of karma) and contemplate ways to change ourselves. We will also learn Buddhist meditation practices that help us to increase & stabilize key virtues (charity, ethical discipline, patience, diligence, meditative concentration, and wisdom) within us, and give us a first-hand experience of what it is like to experience a mind that is stable, quiet, joyful and light. In addition, we will be posting insightful & inspiring quotes from teachings by our Lama Mingjo Rinpoche, as well as other great masters on our message board. We encourage everyone to ask questions, discussion, & post on these precious gems of insight.