Establishing Daily Practice – 6 weeks course
August 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019
This is a very practical course; we will also start and end every session with meditation. There will be a lot of time for Q&A, and time to exchange experiences with other dedicated students.
You will get the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice. Using Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s A Daily Meditation Practice – as a guide, become familiar with the elements necessary to generate realizations in the mind – slowly, step by step. We know now that the purpose of meditation is to familiarize with the constructive states of the mind. And bring the intellectual understanding to the heart, make it experiential. This happens only with continuous practice.
You´ll also receive tips for making daily actions meaningful, bring the meditation and mindfulness as part of your daily life, at home, at car/subway, at work, with the people you meet (And also the challenges these sentient beings constantly give us).
This Study Course is part of our Tibetan Buddhism Curriculum. (We offer also the Universal Education Curriculum, which is, as the name tells, based on Universal values). This course has the main focus on Buddhist practice, but all ideas about how to bring all our theoretical knowledge to daily life – is very welcome.
We will follow FPMT´s home study program of Discovering Buddhism – this is Module 8 (of 14). You´ll get audios to listen at home, and we start and end every session with meditation. We will also have a 2-day-retreat after finished 6-weeks studies.
You as a participant – can have taken refuge in Three Jewels, or might be considering about it.
After this we´ll have another 6-weeks course, Module 7 of DB; about Refuge in Three Jewels.
WEDNESDAYS at 18.00 – 20.20
Starting AUGUST 21
Teacher: Kaisa Kaulanen
Tickets and more information will come in the near future.
Module 8 -Establishing a Daily Practice – Subject Area Summary
Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Setting up an effective meditation session
Session 3: What meditations to do in what order
Session 4: What to do in between sessions
- Protecting our minds
- Lam-rim coloured glasses
- Walking meditation
- Other helpful activities
- Everyday Dharma
- Living in vows
- Prayer wheels
- When difficulties arise
- Weekly meditation practice
- Concluding remarks
- Yoga of eating
- Yoga of sleeping
Session 5: Dealing with obstacles to success
Session 6: Summary for Establishing a Daily Practice
A two-day retreat using the meditations above is also required for all DB-students wishing to obtain a completion certificate for this module.