Healing Through Shamatha Meditation and Vajrapani

Venerable Phakyab Rinpoche

May 29 – 31, 2015

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

Venerable Phakyab RinpocheMark your calendars for a wonderful teaching by the acclaimed Tibetan Buddhist lama and healer, Ven. Phakyab Rinpoche. Register to attend his teachings on Healing through Shamatha Meditation. Shamatha meditation is a simple practice great for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Shamatha means “calm abiding” in Sanskrit, and this meditation focuses on allowing the mind’s natural state to be accessed by focusing the breath on a specific object and letting all other thought slip away. As the meditation practice deepens, the space between thoughts becomes greater and more profound, making room for our true inner nature of unconditional love, peace, and healing to arise and expand.

The weekend teaching includes Vajrapani Empowerment. Vajrapani is a Buddha whose function is to destroy the delusions of living beings by bestowing special power upon their body and mind. Through his blessings and inspiration, we can gain the inner strength to face our daily problems and sufferings and to eliminate our delusions, especially our self-grasping ignorance, which is the root of our suffering. Delusions are the true enemies of living beings; they continually rob us of inner peace and destroy our happiness. Receiving this empowerment connects us directly with Buddha Vajrapani, giving us the inspiration and confidence to progress successfully on this spiritual path.

Rinpoche currently resides in Queens, New York, where he is learning English and establishing a Buddhist Dharma center. He aspires to teach Buddhism widely and to foster ecumenical dialogue between practitioners of Buddhism and other spiritual and healing traditions. Rinpoche welcomes questions and requests from students of all faiths and backgrounds.

Schedule

(times TBA)

Friday, May 29
Introduction

Saturday, May 30
Shamatha Vajrapani Empowerment

Sunday, May 31
Dharma talk at Sunday Service

No Set Fee – Pay Whatever You Can Afford

Online registration is available at http://conta.cc/1bwyUKn
 Please note, there is a $3.00 service fee added for online registration.