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Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha with the Westchester Meditation Center
May 22, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Our friends at the Westchester Meditation Center are hosting a course, Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha.
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha is a year-long foundation-level course in 3 semesters (Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring/Summer 2022). Join us for Semester Three, Treading the Path of Wisdom and Compassion, as we continue to explore the path of mindfulness-awareness meditation and insight as originally described by the Buddha and skillfully transmitted to the West by one of the great Tibetan masters of our time, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In this semester we reflect on the entire range of the Mahayana path of the bodhisattva, focusing on the practice of transcendent compassionate activity and the cultivation of wisdom, which altogether make up what is called “relative bodhicitta.” This includes the practice of tonglen (exchanging self and other), the bodhisattva vow, the six paramitas, emptiness, and the path of the Mahayana. We will focus on the techniques and stages of meditation and bringing meditation into our daily lives.
Students may enroll for the remaining semester (Spring/Summer 2022) or attend individual classes on a “drop-in’ basis.
Readings are from a wide variety of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s writings, which will be provided in a digital source book. Each class will begin with 30 minutes of meditation, followed by facilitated discussion on the topics covered in the readings.
Audio recordings of all classes, including both talk and discussion, will be available online.
This series is recommended for both experienced practitioners and for those just getting started and is designed to benefit participants whether or not they attend regularly.
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
This course is for students of all levels.
In-person and virtual drop-ins welcome
A foundation-level course like this one, or its equivalent in study and practice, is a prerequisite for the intermediate and advanced level courses at WMC.
Note that WMC maintains a policy of making our programs affordable to all. Those with limited income please offer what you can afford.
Sundays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm ET
Starting April 24, 2022
In person at The Aligned Center and by Zoom
Cost: By donation to Westchester Meditation Center