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Introduction to Meditation

7:00pm 28 April 2017 - 5:30pm 01 May 2017

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

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There are said to be two main reasons for practising meditation: to appreciate the richness and value of life and to have no regrets when we die. The wonder and colour of everyday experience can be opened up to us by increasing our awareness through meditation. How we go about this on this weekend will be through breathing meditations and also visualisations. Simplicity will be the essence.
Through these exercises we can renew our perception of the world we live in, finding fulfilment and restoring our sense of balance that is too easily lost in this busy changing world.  We will investigate experientially the seven core attitudes of a good meditation practitioner.

Above all, we will try to experience meditation in the environment of Samye Ling and then go on to take that experience home with us for our own benefit and those of all around us.

The course will begin at 7pm on Friday 28th April and end at 5.30pm on Monday 1st May.

There is no charge for this course though donations are welcome and can be made in the Reception Office in Samye Ling.
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The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche