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Welcome to Buddhist Meditation Silicon Valley!

More info at www.luminousmeditation.org and

Wether you're new to meditation or a seasoned meditator, you will learn sth new here. Buddhist Meditation encompasses a very rich variety of different meditation techniques, from the popular Mindfulness meditation, Shamatha meditation, Vipassana meditation, to Compassion meditation, and Mantra meditation etc, fulfilling the needs of different people, from physical health, mental wellness, personal development, spiritual growth, wisdom and enlightenment.

The organizer of this group Jessica has worked in hi-tech industry for over 20 years, including Senior Engineering Manager at Apple, Walmart Labs, Paypal and Yahoo. She got her M.S. in Computer Sciences from Purdue University.

Jessica has been meditating since 2013 with various meditation techniques for 3000+ hours, and currently under the direct guidance of two world renowned meditation masters from the world's largest Buddhist Institute Larung Gar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larung_Gar) (in Tibet) Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro (http://www.luminouswisdom.org/) and Khenpo Sodargye, who visited US and gave talks at Apple, Google, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Yale, Columbia etc in the last few years.

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro is a venerable contemporary Nyingma teacher of Tibetan Buddhism based at Larung Gar, the largest Buddhist Institute in the world, where he serves as Vice President. He visits yearly with our group and maintains a year round connection with us for which we are deeply grateful.

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro at Google - Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro & David Presti: "The Scientist & the Monk" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm8Gn-D43S8)

Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro at Stanford - Dependent Arising, Emptiness and Modern Life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfBNlXz5dyU&list=PLxp4diynF3DCQpEoFIEnZgaSXFKr9DhaU)

Khenpo Sodargye at Yale - Mindfulness and Meditation in the Modern World (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez0QczvD8lY)

Khenpo Sodargye's at Harvard - Practice of the Bodhisattva path (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T-hUacsyQw&t=1029s)

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Online Only for now - 免费慧灯禅修 2018班 in Chinese

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Due to coronavirus, this class is online only now.

We're in Building 5 2nd floor, on the right back of the complex. I will try to leave the front and/or right building entrance door open. If locked, text/call[masked]

• 学习佛法的基础知识
• 修持四加行,培养出离心
• 修持五加行,培养菩提心、忏悔罪业、积累资粮
• 修持寂止禅定,使内心平静
• 修持无我空性禅定,达到明心见性的境界
• 修持大圆满无上密法

慧灯禅修采用每周一次共修的学习方式,学员可以来道场或通过网络参加共修:观看《慧灯之光》视频, 学习、讨论视频及法本的内容,打坐共修。堪布通过网络直播对禅修班的课程进行专门指导。学员在修完五加行之后,上师会给予密法的讲解和传承。

咨询报名: [masked],[masked] (Jessica),WeChat: jessica_sv

Closed to public, Online only - Free Advanced Buddhist Meditation Class

Due to coronavirus, this class is closed to public, if interested please send email or text. You need to have some knowledge of Buddhism for this class.

Free Advanced Buddhist Meditation Class

Based on the needs of modern practitioners, Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö - Vice President of Larung Buddhist Institute, the largest Buddhist Institute in the world, develops and teaches this free Advanced Buddhist Meditation classes over the internet, along with the local study/practice groups all over the world. The classes begin with reducing afflictions in our daily life, gradually enhancing the quality of our life and eventually realizing the nature of our mind and be free from all sufferings.

• Basics and foundations. Meditation to remove obstacles in practices and daily life including work, family, health etc.
• Preliminary Studies (Ngöndro) Meditations on mindfulness, compassion and mantra. Purification and accumulation of merits.
• Shamatha (Calm Abiding) Meditation.
• Vipassana Meditation, focus on emptiness/non-duality.
• Great Perfection (Dzogchen) Meditation, the highest level of meditation.

Students can come onsite in Santa Clara or join over the internet weekly.

Info and registration: [masked],[masked]

Some exposure to Buddhism is helpful to this class.


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