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Beginner Meditation Series Part XIII Conclusion - Where do we go from here?
Beginning September 16th 2018 we will offer a 13 week series of beginner-level meditation classes. The series is designed to create a foundation for meditation practice by introducing the techniques for "calm abiding" (shamatha), the four immeasurables, "sending and receiving" (tonglen), "clear seeing" (vipahyana) and deity yoga. The series is based on Kathleen McDonald's book "How to Meditate." Participants are encourage to supplement the series with a study of the text. No experience is needed; all are welcome; prior participation not required. There will be time for question and answers. Experienced meditators are encourage to participate in our 11:30 AM session on Sundays. Outline of the series: 09/16 - Overview & Introduction 09/23 - What is Meditation 09/30 - Guided Meditation on the Breath 10/07 - Introduction to Mindfulness and Introspection - part 1 10/14 - Introduction to Mindfulness and Introspection - part 2 10/21 - Guided Meditation on Clarity of Mind and Continuity of Mind 10/28 - Four Immeasurables - part 1 11/04 - Four Immeasurables - part 2 11/11 - Introduction to Vipashyana - part 1 11/18 - Introduction to Vipashyana - part 2 12/02 - Guided Meditation on Suffering 12/09 - Introduction to Deity Yoga 12/16 - Where do we go from here? This Meetup group is hosted by Palyul Changchub Dargyeling, D.C. Area... To sign up for our weekly email newsletter CLICK HERE: To make tax deductible donations to PCD-DC, CLICK HERE: May All Beings Benefit!

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Almost every Sunday (please check our calendar) we offer a class on meditation instruction and practice. The class generally practices "calm abiding" (shiney/samatha) meditation, which is the art of calming the mind as taught in Tibetan Buddhism. The practice of meditation can enable a deeper insight into the nature of self and of the world to positively transform our relationship with ourselves and with others. No experience is needed. All are welcome.

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