Joins us for an exploration into the theory and practice of Vipassana meditation: The relationship between Shamata and Vipassana will be highlighted and practiced.
WHEN: April 20-21, May 18-19, June 22-23, August 24-25, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
WHERE: Teacher online on Zoom – read below for disclaimer
LEVEL: Some basic understanding of Buddhism is recommended, but everyone is welcome!
PRAYER BOOK: Download here.
Vipassana means to see things as they really are: Achieving insight through Mindfulness. Vipassana meditation utilizes the skills of Shamata within the process of enquiry. In these weekends we will directly question our lived experience within the framework of the Three Marks of Existence and the Four Close Applications of Mindfulness. “Minding Closely – the four Applications of Mindfulness” by B. Alan Wallace is referred to throughout the series of teachings. It would be beneficial, though not necessary, to have access to a copy of this clear and straightforward presentation. All are welcome to this introductory course which will be of benefit to beginners and those who wish to deepen their practice. Although these weekends are developmental in nature, each weekend can be of benefit as a standalone teaching.
About the teacher
Ven. Mary Reavey: Born in Dundee, Scotland, Ven Mary was a staff nurse when she first encountered FPMT’s mother monastery at Kopan in Nepal in 1978. It was her love of adventure and trekking that led her to this place, but Ven. Mary ended up attending a month-long course taught by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who emphasized the importance of meditation and taking complete responsibility for your own actions and their effects.
In 2001/02, Ven. Mary took ordination as a nun with Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Receiving her Bikshuni ordination in 2015, Ven. Mary has also taught in prisons and at hospitals and hospices.
Until 2012, Venerable taught meditation and Buddhist philosophy at Buddhist centres and hospitals in the UK. Over the years, Ven. Mary has undertaken and led many meditation retreats. She completed a one-year solitary retreat in 2014 and completes a three-month personal retreat each year.
* Disclaimer: By joining the Zoom room, you accept Lhagsam to record the teacher who is always in the spotlight; participants are never recorded.
Please note: The teacher will be online on Zoom; not in our center.
WE INVITE YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT
Suggested donation: Please consider supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation per weekend is 60 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Cost: You would make us very happy by supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation per weekend is 60 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).
Level: Some basic understanding of Buddhism is recommended, but everyone is welcome!
Prayer Book: Download here.