Our minds are by nature clear and bright, but we can’t see this inherent clarity while we are involved with the endless barrage of our constant thoughts, feelings and perceptions. Meditation helps us quiet our minds and cut through our habitual mental habits to facilitate a direct experience of our own mental clarity. Remaining in silence between meditation sessions helps us maintain this awareness throughout the day.
Lama Nancy Burks will lead this meditation day, giving brief introductory remarks at the beginning of each session, and leading the group in opening and closing chants aimed at aligning our minds and hearts with the Bodhisattva motivation of obtaining enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Please join us for this silent meditation day at the Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center. Recommended for those who have some prior experience with meditation.
10:00-12:30 Morning session
12:30-1:30 Lunch break
1:30-4:00 Afternoon session
There will be a short break in the middle of each session. Bring your own vegetarian lunch; beverages will be provided.
No charge; donations gratefully accepted. Please register in advance by emailing Lama Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org; also email if you have any questions or special needs.
Lama Nancy has been a student of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1978, and in 2000, she completed the traditional 3-year, 3-month meditation retreat under his guidance. In addition to teaching and leading meditation practice at the Ann Arbor KTC, she is available for individual instruction and mentoring.