918 Chesapeake Avenue, Annapolis, MD
A “Mind and Meditation” session will be led by Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche or one of his students.
The course centers on the book “Mind and Meditation,” a compilation with commentary by Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche, the course’s instructor. This unique book presents the complete, authentic and relevant teachings on Buddhist meditation. The book explains meditation through the exploration of three major areas: mindfulness, mind training, and the nature of mind.
Mindfulness is explained through a very beautiful sutra (teaching of the Buddha) called “The Four Foundations of Mindfulness.” The mind training instructions and commentary derive from the “Seven Points of Mind Training” from the Kadampa (a school of Buddhism) teachings.
And the nature of mind discussion is supported by the very profound and concise Mahamudra (a particular body of teachings) of Kunkhyen Pema Karpo, a 16th century Tibetan Buddhist scholar. This work also provides a clear commentary on the nine stages of calm abiding meditation.
People of all belief systems and current practitioners of all levels are welcome to attend. Visitors and members have access to all sessions on a drop-in basis; no advance registration is required. People can attend on an “as can” basis, attending as much or as little as they are able. It is not necessary to own or read the book in advance to attend a meeting.
The suggested donation for this course is $10 per session; however, donations in any amount will be accepted. The Gampopa Center is located at 918 Chesapeake Avenue, Annapolis. For more information, email [masked] or visit www.gampopacenter.com.