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Awakening Mind, Opening Heart: Sunday Meditation Practice & Study/Teachings
20 Jul 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
34207 Pacific Coast Highway (2nd Floor), Dana Point, CA 92629
Sundays at the Shala:
Afternoon Meditation Practice
"Awakening Mind, Opening Heart:
the Attitude Transformation Tradition"
his weekly session explores different as
meditation practice from those covered in the regular Tuesday evening meetings
As usual, we will practice in the Dzogchen tradition of Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche and Lama Surya Das.
We are continuing the new series
: Awakening the Mind and Opening the Heart
, based on the mind training and attitude transformation teachings of the Tibetan lineage.
An introduction to these teachings can be found in Lama Surya's book Awakening the Buddha Within (under Step Two: Right Intentions) at Page 151.
Each week we will continue
examining and practising these extraordinarily skillful ways of transformation in our lives.
this post for more information on Lojong and suggested reading materials
This Sunday we will start Training in the Relative Mind of Awakening:
Maxim 7, "Train in giving and taking alternately"
Maxim 8, "Breathe out the giving, breathe in the taking"
(these represent the legendary practice of Tonglen)
This session is a wonderful opportunity for discussion and meditation practice in a group setting, and to connect with this timeless contemplative tradition
in a deeper way through study of texts from this lineage of teachers.
It is entirely appropriate for those new to meditation, as well as those more experienced
This activity is offered free of charge, and is open to all.
Donations in honor of this generously-offered sacred space are welcome: our kind hosts use them to support Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in India.
Directions to Meditation Group
Held at the beautiful
Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala
by generous invitation of Diana Christinson, Director
For map and directions, please click here
The venue is accessed from Pacific Coast Highway northbound. Pull in and park (without charge) behind the building.
There are blankets and mats, but no cushions or chairs available. Please bring whatever you need in order to be comfortable.
Please also note that the room is on the second floor, and is accessible only by staircase. Please use the first floor door and inside, carpeted staircase (not the wooden staircase on the exterior of the building). Be careful going up and down stairs.
About the Group: We are a local group guided by Dzogchen Center national assistant teachers Daniela Coriat and Christopher Coriat under the spiritual direction of best-selling author
Lama Surya Das
. Further information is available on the
Dzogchen Center Southern California website