Date(s) - October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Calming the Mind
Joy of Living 1 Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley
Groton, Massachusetts, USA
Meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. The modern world has become fascinated with the practice of meditation. With all the hype and glossy images on magazine covers, it would be easy to think that meditation is about sitting in the right posture, using a special technique, or forcing the mind to be calm or relaxed all the time. But the real power of meditation isn’t in the method. It’s in shifting our perspective.
The key to this shift in perspective is awareness. In this weekend workshop, we will learn to transform our experience by exploring awareness, sensations, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.
This program offers step-by-step instructions that will benefit those new to meditation and inspire those who have an existing practice. The schedule for this weekend workshop includes video teachings by Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations by Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley, as well as guided meditations and discussion. It is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators.
For those of you you have taken Calming the Mind before, we have some exciting news! The course includes:
- New videos from Mingyur Rinpoche, never seen before.
- New guided meditations
- Tools to make meditation a habit in your daily life including a free app to track your sessions and support your practice
About the Instructor:
Myoshin Kelley attended her first meditation retreat in 1975 at the age of 20. Through the ensuing years she has received dharma instructions from several renowned Buddhist meditation masters in the Theravada, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. In 1994 she accompanied her husband, Edwin, to the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, MA, where she was trained as a meditation instructor by Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzburg. Myoshin was introduced to Vajrayana teachings in 1993 and met Mingyur Rinpoche in 1998. Since then she has practiced with Mingyur Rinpoche in North America and Asia benefiting from his skillful, lucid instructions on the profound teachings of Mahamudra. She moved to Minneapolis in 2010 to help support Mingyur Rinpoche in his worldwide vision and leads programs internationally and locally.
Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Groton Fire Station #3
183 Lost Lake Dr
Groton, MA 01450
- Base fee – $135
- Reduced fee those on a limited income – $100
- Repeating Calming the Mind Students – Special rate for those who have previously completed a Joy of Living 1 workshop, either in-person or online – $100
We strive to offer programs like this one as broadly as we can, regardless of ability to pay. Please consider adding an additional donation during registration or at the event to help share these teachings with as many people as possible.
If your ability to pay makes it difficult to attend this program, we will make every effort to make attendance possible. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We make final arrangements for weekend events 10 days before the event start day. If you cancel after September 25, there will be a $25 administration fee.
Groton Fire Station No 3, Groton MA, United States