This Monday, November 1st, will begin our season of practice.
This begins the period when I challenge all the members to practice meditation every day, without missing a day until Losar, the Lunar New Year, March 3rd 2022. This will be 123 days of practice!
We will kick off the season of practice together with a community night.
That is this Monday Nov 1st, at 6pm PST/9pm EST.
- I will facilitate a member to member conversation about the role of practice in our lives and our goals for the season of practice.
- And, I will lead us in the first practice of the season of practice as we all begin together.
All members are welcome! It would be wonderful to see you and hear your voice, to chat together and laugh together.
The link to join will be sent to members on Monday.
Can’t attend Monday night or want more support for 123 Days of Practice?
- Tweet me every day and tell me how your practice went @Pema_Khandro – I am still learning how to use Twitter so this helps us both!
- Attend Daily Meditation for free led by our wonderful MIT leaders https://buddhiststudiesinstitute.org/daily-meditation/
- Did you forget to complete your registration?? Late enrollment for Meditation Instructor Training closes on Nov. 12th https://buddhiststudiesinstitute.org/courses/meditation-instructor-training-2021/
Looking forward to celebrating together Monday night!
My article in the Real Reasons to Meditate issue of LionsRoar:
Reasons why you should join the season of practice:
Meditation can prevent fight or flight, prevent heart disease and help you quit smoking.
Meditation can improve heart health, gut health, mental health, reduce anxiety and improve your quality of life. https://www.everydayhealth.com/meditation/manage-illness/
How to Tweet Me For Each Day of Your Practice!
To Tweet me every day and tell me how your practice went @Pema_Khandro
How to Tweet from a Computer
- Go to Twitter and sign in to your account.
- Type your tweet in the box in the top left corner of the page. To send someone an @reply, enter the person’s Twitter name at the beginning of the tweet in the format @username. To send someone a mention, type his or her Twitter name anywhere within the tweet. Each tweet can contain up to 140 characters.
- Click “Tweet” to send your message.
MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
Late Enrollment Closes Nov 12th, 2021
Oct 30th 2021 – Feb 26th 2022
- Robust, 150 hours of In-Depth Training
- Self-Paced Curriculum & Live Classes
- Teaching Practicum & Weekly Mentoring
- Traditional Meditation + Buddhist Philosophy + Buddhist Ethics
- Completely Traditional + Completely Current
- For Teachers Facing A Diverse Tumultuous World
The Meditation Instructor Training supplies the fundamental knowledge and experience necessary to lead meditation classes and one-day meditation intensives.
From a Buddhist point of view, when we know how to meditate, we learn how to work with mind and emotions. We have a practice for unraveling conditioned scripts and unconscious habits. Meditation is a pathway to discovering human goodness by making peace with our mind. Ultimately, it is a method for getting free from dissatisfaction, resolving confusion and waking up to see reality more clearly.
Daily & Weekly Programs
- Daily Meditation, Free Every Day at 12 PT / 3pm ET
- Vajrayana Training, Ngakpa Training, Open Teaching, and Umdze Training (Except during retreats and training or other special events) – Wednesday nights 6pm PT / 9pm ET
- Oct 30-Feb 26, 2022, Meditation Instructor Training
- Nov 1, Member Night with Pema Khandro
As more details roll out for our Upcoming Events, please visit the Event List Here.
Considered the practice most similar to our experience at death, Dream Yoga is about navigating in the real and unreal aspects of our experience without falling asleep to awareness. It is a practice of recognizing the nature of our minds.
This Teaching focuses on the Tibetan Buddhist methods for navigating Dream, Waking Life, and Sleep.
Waking, dreaming, and deep sleep present transformations of perception and they highlight the continuity and discontinuity of experience. Through recognizing the opportunities for meditative awareness in these states, we can understand our own minds and face all our experiences with greater presence. A teaching based on the Six Yogas of Naropa – which is a system of harnessing ordinary experience for awakening.
The Lion’s Roar Podcast: When Sadness Rages Like Fire with Pema Khandro
By Sandra Hannebohm| September 7, 2021
Pema Khandro Rinpoche shares the life of the Tibetan yogi Shabkar, whose practice and teachings were inseparable from loss and grief.