New course! Meditation 101 in Dupont Circle


The last time the Guhyasamaja Center offered the FPMT class Meditation 101 was about two years ago. It turned out to be quite popular, and since several people have requested a basic introduction to meditation class, we’re offering it again this summer.

We welcome people of all faiths. We’ll explore meditation techniques starting with the correct posture and setting one’s motivation then moving on to focusing on the breath, generating mindfulness, meditating on love and compassion, and the nature of the mind. We’ll exchange ideas about how to make meditation an integral part of every moment of daily life.

We will meditate in the lovely 4th floor meeting room at the International Campaign for Tibet (no elevator, so be prepared to huff and puff a little). It’s worth the hike upstairs because the room has been graced by His Holiness and many other high lamas including Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa. There’s a lovely altar with statues and thangkhas.

We are planning on offering Meditation 101 sometime this Fall in Northern Virginia.

Here is a brief description of the class:

Meditation 101

Wednesday, June 30, July 7, July 21, July 28, August 4 — extended! – August 11, August 18
6:30 – 7:30 pm
International Campaign for Tibet
1825 Jefferson Place NW, Washington, DC (not handicap accessible)

Meditation 101 is an introductory course on basic Buddhist meditation techniques for complete beginners. It teaches basic Buddhist meditations that can be used by anyone to create more peace and happiness in daily life.

Instructor:  Ani Losang Tendrol

Suggested donation: $10 members, $15 non-members per class, or $50 – 75 for the five class series. Drop-ins welcome.

More information on the Center website

Pre-registration is not necessary. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a message here on the blog, or contact me via email: anitendrol@guhyasamaja.org

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