Sunday Series at OM Laguna Beach
THE DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE:
Exploring the Buddhist Wheel of Life
Afternoon Teaching, Meditation, Study/Q&A Group
with Lama Christopher
The "Wheel of Conditioning" or "Wheel of Life" is depicted outside many meditation halls in the East, to remind us of the ways we find ourselves caught up in cyclic patterns of action and result, and of the urge to break free.
This "Declaration of Interdependence" maps out the twelve links of conditioned origination - the Twelve Nidanas - in outer, inner and yogic progressions.
Each Sunday afternoon, Lama Daniela and Lama Christopher will be exploring with the group this process that can trap us in unsatisfying loops of repetitive behavior - but can also afford us a glimpse of freedom. As usual, they will guide study and meditation from the perspective of the Dzogchen tradition.
This course of study is open and accessible to all, regardless of spiritual background. Whilst the entire series forms a comprehensive whole, individual Sundays can also stand alone and anyone is welcome to attend at any stage during the course.
This weekly session explores different aspects of meditation practice from those covered in the regular Tuesday evening meetings.
As usual, we will practice in the Dzogchen tradition of Longchenpa, Jigme Lingpa, Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche and Lama Surya Das. This session is a wonderful opportunity to develop our understanding and meditation practice in a group setting, and to connect with this timeless contemplative tradition in a deeper way through study and practice.
It is entirely appropriate for those new to meditation, as well as those more experienced. The teachings are offered free of charge, and are open to all.
Donations in honor of the teachings, to contribute to this generously-offered sacred space and to help meet group expenses such as websites etc, are most welcome and much appreciated.
Directions to Meditation Group
Held at the beautiful OM LAGUNA BEACH
For map and directions, please click here.
Closest Parking Lot #2 is accessed from Ocean Avenue just past Zinc Cafe, or from Forest Avenue opposite the Presbyterian Church. Meters are also available on Forest and on Ocean, but may be crowded. A reliable and less expensive alternative is Parking Lot #13 at 362 Third Street.
OM is located in Suite 28, on the second floor. Cushions and chairs are available for seating, and the space is airconditioned.
About the Group: We are a local group guided by Dzogchen Center national teachers Lama Daniela Coriat and Lama Christopher Coriat.