Sunday, March 18 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 10875 Main Street Unit 108, Fairfax, VA In this silent retreat, we train in cultivating calm abiding by gently tending to the four close placements of mindfulness: mindfulness of the body, of feelings, of the nature of mind, and the nature of phenomenon.Deepening our practice of calm […]
We began the class with a review of the main benefit of cultivating calm abiding — it enables us to distinguish mere appearances from projections or superstitions as Lama Yeshe would say. Any phenomena that arises to sensory perception or conceptual thought can be held with mindfulness and therefore can serve as an object of […]
Answers to frequently asked questions about how to meditate Q: Where and when should I meditate? A: Your meditation environment should be nice and clean, quiet, free of distractions, and full of light. You should meditate ideally in the morning, at the same time, every day. Q: How long should the session last? A: In terms of […]
In this session we used the Sutra on the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness as taught by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh. Specifically, we covered meditating using the breath and the body as objects of meditation. We then talked about how to meditate on Feelings using Alan Wallace’s explanation in his book Minding Closely: the four […]
On January 12, 2018, I was invited to speak at Congregation Adat Reyim’s sabbath of solidarity. The synagogue’s annual celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King’s life brought together people from many cultures and faiths. The highlight of the evening was a moving rendition of King’s famous “I have a dream” speech given by Rev. Jeffery […]
Welcome to Discovering Buddhism, Module 3, Presenting the Path. My name is Ani Losang Tendrol, and I’ll be leading this class. I will post a summary after every session and a few meditation topics and homework questions. In addition, if there were questions that I couldn’t answer during class, I will post the answers here. […]
Excellent way to (try to) keep with His Holiness’s busy schedule. Works great! Here’s the official description and link to the App Store. Enjoy!