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The Relaxed Mind Meditation 2018-2019

Wednesday Evenings
7 – 8 PM

BEGINNING A NEW SERIES
July 11, 2018

University Heights
5031 University Way NE, Room 207, Seattle
(Room 207 is the home of Seattle Ki-Aikido.)

Bring a cushion if you’d like to sit on the floor.

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Suggested reading:
The Relaxed Mind, A Seven-Step Method For Deepening Meditation Practice
by Dza Kilung Rinpoche


The Relaxed Mind Meditation

Monday Evenings
7 – 8:30 PM

This group meditation in the Maple Leaf neighborhood is practicing with Insight Meditation, the 4th meditation in the series, beginning May 28, 2018, continuing for a several months. Please inquire if you are interested in joining us.



PAST EVENTS:


Teachings in Copenhagen

April 21, 2018   Saturday       PAST EVENT

A Day of 7 Meditations with Diane Berger

Join us for the refreshment of meditation as put forth in The Relaxed Mind by Tibetan lama Kilung Rinpoche. Diane will present this progressive series of seven meditations, including guided sessions throughout the day.

Diane Berger began practicing Tibetan Buddhism in 1989, receiving teachings and empowerments from many of the great lamas of our time. In 1997 she brought Dza Kilung Rinpoche from Asia to the West, where together they began the Kilung Foundation and Pema Kilaya Sangha in Seattle. After 15 years working closely and studying with Kilung Rinpoche, she embarked on traditional solo retreat, completing four and a half years. She now teaches meditation and Buddhism in Seattle.

April 22, 2018  Sunday

After Long Retreat, A Talk

What is it like to withdraw from society for years? Why make this rather extreme journey? What is required? What does one find? Diane Berger will give a talk about her two solo retreats, iconic in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. But she found that some creativity was required to make it work in the Western context. Under the guidance of her teacher, Kilung Rinpoche, Diane completed her second retreat in 2016, and is now enjoying sharing this story, and the Buddhadharma with others.

How to Create a Personal Retreat

Diane Berger will seed ideas about how to set up a personal retreat. This session is not aimed at the long, traditional Tibetan Buddhist three-year variety, but for short-term retreats with which to enhance your Buddhist practice. Perhaps it’s to carve away some quiet meditation time in a busy life; or to accomplish a specific practice; or to create a cycle of retreat as a life-changing element—we will explore a variety of ways to open the door to your own retreat.


Intro to Meditation: Tibetan Shamatha Class        PAST EVENT
February 15, 2018, Thursday
7 – 9 PM
East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave NE, Roosevelt Square, SEATTLE
$15

We’ll cover the first two meditations from Kilung Rinpoche’s book, The Relaxed Mind. The first is introducing the body to meditation, practicing an awareness of our physicality as a foundation for what’s to come. The second is the classic Shamatha, Calm Abiding Meditation, where we train the mind for tranquility by using the breath or an inspiring object.

An essential meditation in Tibetan Buddhism and many other traditions,
this two-hour class will get you going.

Call East West to pre-register: 206-523-3726


Intro to Meditation, Tibetan Shamatha Class      PAST EVENT
November 25, Saturday   2017
10 AM – 12:30 PM
VASHON ISLAND, walking distance from the ferry dock
Suggested Donation: $15  (sliding scale)

We’ll cover the first two meditations from Kilung Rinpoche’s book, The Relaxed Mind. The first is introducing the body to meditation, practicing an awareness of our physicality as a foundation for what’s to come. The second is the classic Shamatha, Calm Abiding Meditation, where we train the mind for tranquility by using the breath or an inspiring object.

Space is very limited, so please send me a message via this website to pre-register. At that point I’ll send the address, a private residence on the beach. We’ll have a potluck after for those who would like to stay a bit.


Intro to Meditation, Tibetan Shamatha Class     PAST EVENT
November 6, Monday   2017
7 – 9 PM
Maple Leaf Neighborhood, SEATTLE
Suggested Donation: $15  (sliding scale)

We’ll cover the first two meditations from Kilung Rinpoche’s book, The Relaxed Mind. The first is introducing the body to meditation, practicing an awareness of our physicality as a foundation for what’s to come. The second is the classic Shamatha, Calm Abiding Meditation, where we train the mind for tranquility by using the breath or an inspiring object.

Space is very limited, in a private residence, so please send me a message via this website to pre-register. At that point I’ll send the address.


The Relaxed Mind Meditation SERIES — East West Bookshop   PAST EVENT
6 Tuesdays in Fall   2017
7 – 8:30 PM
September 5 – October 10, 2017
East West Bookshop
6407 12th Ave NE, Seattle

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The Relaxed Mind Meditation SERIES  PAST EVENT
7 Summer Thursdays   2017
7 – 8:30 PM
June 29 – August 10, 2017
East West Bookshop
6407 12th Ave NE, Seattle

click link above for detailed description