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We lead meditation groups in the prisons. You are welcome to join us. Initially, you might just like to come along for a visit to see how it goes. The next step is brief training/orientation from held at OCCC for volunteers. You can always partner with another volunteer when you go to lead a group. We also offer 1:1 sessions with inmates, providing compassionate listening. This is under the auspices of the prison chaplain, who screens requests from inmates for this services.
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Khentrul Rinpoche underscores the importance of Shamatha Meditation: "Whatever kind of practices we are working with or trainings we are engaging in – whether according to the sutras or the tantras -- what makes our practice very powerful, very strong, or effective is Shamatha. Adversely if our mind is not able to rest one-pointedly absorbed or focused within those trainings, our mind will be constantly distracted by any and all kinds of discursive thoughts and emotions that arise, so it is not calm, it is not usable, and it cannot accomplish those things in an easy way. Consequently Shamatha is a crucial element of whatever practice or training we are doing." Please join us for this fundamental meditative practice. Virtual Coffee Hour follows Shamatha at 11:00 AM if you would like to socialize. Please call Greg at[masked] if you have any trouble accessing this event.