What we’re about
Welcome to Luminous Meditation! More info at www.luminousmeditation.org.
What do Steve Jobs, the founder of the largest US company, and Ray Dalio, the founder of the largest US hedge fund, have in common? They both started meditation since 1972. In today's highly competitive world, more and more people find out the benefit of meditation. Steve Jobs and Ray Dalio are not the only famous meditators. From Oprah to Ellen, Katy Perry to Madonna, Lebron James to Kobe Bryant, many and more hyper-successful individuals have found the benefits of meditation and attribute it to a large part of their success.
Wether you're new to meditation or a seasoned meditator, you will learn sth new here. Luminous 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, wisdom and spiritual growth.
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)