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2 days ago

FPMT North America

MEDITATION 101 FACILITATED BY ARUNAS ANTANAITIS

Are you interested in learning to meditate, getting tips, or brushing up on your meditation techniques? Join us for this 6 week introductory course! Register here www.eventbrite.ca/e/meditation-101-tickets-58401869564

Meditation 101 will provide an overview of meditation and basic meditation techniques, including breathing meditation, mindfulness meditation, visualization meditation, and analytical meditation. Each session will include instruction and practice of a new meditation technique and also friendly discussion to share experiences from our home practice and ask questions.

Benefits of Meditation:

Meditation can help reduce stress, increase concentration, increase positive emotions, decrease pain, increase social connection, and serve as a foundation for progressing on the path to enlightenment.

Course Topics:

The course covers the following topics:

Meditation posture
Purposes and benefits of meditation
Different skills used in meditation and useful in daily life
The difference between meditation and simple relaxation
Two main types of meditation – analytical and stabilizing
Obstacles to meditation and their antidotes
Setting up a meditation session
Advice for establishing a long-term meditation practice
Using the benefits of meditation in everyday living
Meditation practice
breathing meditations: counting and nine-round
mindfulness meditations: scanning the body, bare attention, mind like the sky, mind like the ocean
visualization meditations: body of light and purification with light
analytical meditations: meditation on equanimity and transforming negative experiences into positive ones
purification practice
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3 days ago

FPMT North America

In these talks, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche explain the great benefits of practicing Dharma as an ordained person, the purpose of the monastic community, and much more. The necessity for the lay community to support the Sangha is also made clear, and not only monks and nuns but lay practitioners, too, will gain much by reading this booklet.

💐 Here bit.ly/ADVICE-FOR-MONKS-AND-NUNS
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4 days ago

FPMT North America

Congratulations!! 🙏❤️🙏See a familiar face? 7 new monastics were ordained at Nalanda Monastery in France last Sunday.

Congratulations to our most dear Fabienne, who fearlessly held the helm and lead Vajrapani for over 10 years. We love you and send you all our support. #rejoice #glowing #love
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4 days ago

FPMT North America

One step closer! Thank you for these amazing photos Ian Kent! The roof is taking shape at the Great Compassion Prayer wheel site ❤️ The first round of 250 billion mantras will be coming soon! Oh yeah! Rejoice, rejoice! #compassion #sharethelove

vajrapani.org/prayerwheel/donate-now/
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5 days ago

FPMT North America

It was a beautiful evening last night sharing Saka Dawa practices and stories of Peter Baker, Milarepa Center's original benefactor. The group shared in a Medicine Buddha sadhana, Prostrations to The Thirty Five Confession Buddhas, a group recitation of The Sutra Remembering The Three Jewels, concluding with a light offering practice. Thank you everyone who shared in our merit and dedications! ... See MoreSee Less

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