October 25 – 27, 2019
October 25-27, 2019, Lama Aria Drolma will introduce “Calm- Abiding” meditation (called “Shamatha” in Sanskrit and “Shinay” in Tibetan) with techniques to help you directly experience deep peace, harmony and a genuine sense of wellbeing. She will present detailed instruction guiding you through various stages of practice that are suitable to both new and experienced meditators. Calm-abiding meditation is essentially the foundation for all other meditation practices. The methods are simple but the benefits are extremely profound.
This event is open to everyone, but please consider being a sponsor for this retreat for as little at $150. Your sponsorship will ensure everyone can attend these wonderful teachings.
We live in a fast- paced and complex world and our state of mind is often too busy and a sense of calm evades us. By integrating calm- abiding meditation into your daily life and engaging in a consistent practice you will begin to experience a deep sense of peace and relaxation, leading one to progressively experience the unlimited potential of your minds and a lasting sense of happiness and contentment. Meditation has also proven to have medical health benefits which can maintain our well-being. Lama Aria Drolma teaches meditation worldwide and offers corporate meditation programs to companies and is also invited as a keynote speaker at universities and corporations to speak on topics related to Mental Health issues and the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation.
Lama Aria Drolma is a graduate of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist three year retreat program at Kagyu Thubten Choling monastery and trained in the practices of the Karma Kagyu tradition, as well as practices from the Shangpa Kagyu and Nyingma traditions under the guidance of the late Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche who was an accomplished meditation and retreat master and was the Founder of Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery in upstate New York. Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s teachers were one of the most accomplished realized masters in Tibetan Buddhist tradition H.H. the 16th Karmapa and Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche.
Lama Aria Drolma has a B.A. degree in Sociology from Mumbai University, and is trained in computer programming from NIIT, India. Prior to her ordination as a Buddhist Nun she had a successful professional career in Advertising, Marketing and Public relations in NYC. Her career has spanned three continents working in Asia, America, Europe, and has lived in Australia and Middle East. Lama Aria Drolma also actively volunteers as a fundraiser and supports several nonprofit organizations.
Friday, October 25
7:30 – 9:30 pm Introduction to Calm-Abiding
Saturday, October 26
8:00 am – 9:00 am – Open Meditation Session
9:00 am – 10:00 am Morning Break
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Teachings Session 1
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch Break
2:00 – 4:00 pm Teachings Session 2
Sunday, October 27
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Open Meditation Session
10:00 am – 10:30 am Morning Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Sunday Service Dharma Talk