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Awakening Mind, Opening Heart: Sunday Meditation Practice & Study/Teachings

  • 22 Jun 2014
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 34207 Pacific Coast Highway (2nd Floor), Dana Point, CA 92629
Sundays at the Shala:
Afternoon Meditation Practice and Study Group in Dana Point
"Awakening Mind, Opening Heart: the Attitude Transformation Tradition"

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 Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche and Lama Surya Das.

This weekend we are continuing a 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 week we will continue with Training in the Foundations of the Path: the Four Contemplations that Change the Mind. These are: 1. Suffering, 2. Karmic Patterning, 3. Precious Human Opportunity & 4. Impermanence

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 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.

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