Date(s) - December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Calming the Mind
Joy of Living 1 Meditation Workshop
With Tergar Instructor Cortland Dahl
Sponsored by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA
Save the date – registration, and final details including exact location will be available by the end of September.
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 Cortland Dahl, as well as guided meditations and discussion. It is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators.
About the Instructor:
Cortland Dahl has practiced meditation for twenty-five years and has studied Buddhism around the world, including eight years spent living in Tibetan refugee settlements in India and Nepal. He holds a Ph.D. in the Mind, Brain, and Contemplative Science from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. Currently, Cortland serves as Chairman and Co-Executive Director of Tergar International and as Research Scientist and Chief Contemplative Officer at UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds. As an author and translator, he has published numerous scientific articles and books on Buddhist practice. Read more…
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), Los Angeles CA, United States