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Everyday Enlightenment: The 21 Lamrim Meditations
Through a focused, systematic meditation practice, we can make real strides in our lives. The stages of the path to enlightenment, or Lamrim in Tibetan, is the backbone of Kadampa Buddhism and it makes our life immeasurably meaningful. Lamrim is a special set of instructions that includes all the essential teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni arranged in such a way that all his Hinayana and Mahayana teachings can be put into practice in a single meditation session. In this class, we will explore each one of these meditations and discuss the practical applications for helping us transform everyday situations and experiences into personal growth. If we gain deep experience of Lamrim there will be no basis for us to experience problems, but first we must understand the value of Lamrim. Then by joyfully and patiently doing the meditations we shall gradually experience the fruits of Lamrim practice. Eventually we shall attain freedom from all suffering and the unchanging peace and happiness of enlightenment. TWENTY-ONE MEDITATIONS There are 21 Lamrim meditations, which are usually practiced in a three-week cycle as a daily meditation practice, but in our weekly Monday night class, we will spend one or more classes exploring each meditation: Our precious human life Death and impermanence The danger of lower rebirth Refuge practice Actions and their effects Developing renunciation for samsara Developing equanimity Recognizing that all living beings are our mothers Remembering the kindness of living beings Equalizing self and others The disadvantages of self-cherishing The advantages of cherishing others Exchanging self with others Great compassion Taking Wishing love Giving Bodhichitta Tranquil abiding Superior seeing Relying upon a Spiritual Guide Everyone welcome. No previous experience required. This class is perfect for both beginners and more experienced meditators. Teacher: Kerrin Perniciaro Day: Mondays Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Tranquility Within, 64 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772 Please enter through the side door in the alley alongside the building before 7pm. Class is held in the back yoga studio. Cost: $5 / free for supporting members (no one turned away due to a lack of funds) Phone: (631)[masked] Email: [masked]

Tranquility Within

64 West Main Street · Patchogue, ny