Mindfulness Training with Ethics, Compassion, and the Cultivation of Wisdom…Samatha – Calm-Abiding
7-8:30pm on Thursday evenings beginning October 8, 2015
$10 suggested offering
Every class is an opportunity to sit with others and receive guidance from a Tibetan Buddhist monk with decades of meditation and teaching experience. Each evening will provide basic guidance in posture and anchoring the attention in the present moment. Each week, our teacher, Kunga Sherab will provide different practices to enhance the cultivation of our inner lives and answer questions from students.
You will learn the basic theories, principles and practices that have been perfected over the past 2500 years to calm the mind and body and awaken us to our potential. This is an introductory course designed for anyone with a sincere wish to learn how to transform their mind. One need not be a Buddhist, but introduction to Buddhist concepts support meditation practice and place it in a rich context of ethics, compassion and the cultivation of wisdom.
Kunga Sherab is a scholar in residence in the Dept. for the Study of Religion, UofT assisting with student and faculty research and teaching in Tibetan Buddhist studies. Kunga is a long-time practitioner and teacher of meditation, as well as a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism. In 2005 he received the title of Khenpo, the culmination of over 20 years of study and teaching at the Dzongsar Institute of Advanced Studies of Buddhist philosophy and Research in India.