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Calm Abiding & Intro to Ngöndro

This meditation is common to many traditions of Buddhism. In this practice, we rest our attention on a simple meditative support, such as the breath. Instead of following thoughts and emotions as we usually do, we release them and maintain our connection to the support.

“From this practice, we can experience a stable and calm mind. We learn to maintain and return to a sense of stillness, no matter what our outer circumstances. The mind is relaxed, alert and aware. The results of this practice are serenity, freedom in the face of circumstances, and ultimately Buddhahood.” 

From Meditation for Beginners, by Bokar Rinpoche

At 6:40 the Lamas will describe the Ngöndro (foundations)practices done in the Joyful Effort Practice Group* which opens to new members in April.

Earlier Event: March 22
Four Deities*
Later Event: March 23
Joyful Effort*