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Scott Snibbe: Embracing Impermanence

June 6 @ 19:00 - 20:30

Embracing Impermanence with Scott Snibbe

Join us for an evening with Scott Snibbe leading an analytical meditation on impermanence, based on his newly published book, How to Train a Happy Mind, inviting us to relinquish, inviting us to relinquish fear and anxiety and welcome the perpetual flux present at every level of existence. From the microscopic realm of particles to the macroscopic world of possessions, homes, and the environment, and from the transient nature of our thoughts, feelings, and relationships, embracing impermanence empowers us to confront challenges such as ongoing crisis with greater resilience.

WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 7:00 – 8.30 pm CET
WHERE: Teacher online on Zoom – read below for disclaimer
LANGUAGE: English
LEVEL: Basic, everyone is welcome!
REGISTRATION: Please register here.

Meditating on impermanence requires absolutely no belief, no metaphysics. It’s a cold, hard look at reality just as it is. But also, in many ways, meditating on impermanence is a beautiful journey through all the scales of reality: Impermanence emphasizes the constant nature of change, contrasting the perception that change only occurs over long periods with the idea that it’s happening instant-by-instant. It draws from a Buddhist perspective, asserting that human suffering stems from perceiving reality inaccurately. Specifically, it highlights the misconception of viewing reality as solid and unchanging, leading to attachment and suffering when things inevitably change. Understanding impermanence, however, can lead to acceptance and even joy in the transient nature of existence. Moreover, it suggests that even the most daunting challenges, like pandemics and social injustice, are subject to change, offering hope and flexibility, as well as the creation of new opportunities and solutions, like discovering cures for diseases.


ABOUT THE TEACHER

Scott SnibbeScott Snibbe is the founder and host of the meditation podcast ‘A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment’. Snibbe is a twenty-year student of Tibetan Buddhism whose teachers include Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Choden Rinpoche, Ven. Rene Feusi, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Inspired by his teachers, he leads meditations that infuse the pure lineage of the great Buddhist masters with science, humor, and the realities of the modern world. Over the course of a career as a digital artist and entrepreneur, Snibbe has created bestselling art, music, and social apps, and collaborated with musicians and filmmakers including Björk, James Cameron, and Philip Glass. His interactive exhibits have been collected by both science and art museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

How to Train a Happy Mind
Inspired by the ancient Buddhist path to enlightenment yet firmly grounded in modern science, this sequence shows how ordinary people—even non-Buddhists—can achieve happiness using the lamrim’s ancient, authentic practices of analytical meditation. Scott Snibbe’s first book, “How to Train a Happy Mind: A Skeptic’s Path to Enlightenment” was published in March 2024. Order here.


Disclaimer: Lhagsam may publish recorded sessions in the public domain (e.g., on YouTube). By joining this event, you are agreeing to give your consent to this process. To protect your privacy, we recommend being conscious about any personal information you share during the sessions. The teacher and staff are always in the spotlight on Zoom and the camera eye when onsite. To further enhance anonymity on Zoom, you may want to consider turning off video or naming yourself using your first name.

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Suggested donation: Please consider supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation per day is 40 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

      


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Cost: Suggested donation per day is 40 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).

Language: English

Level: Basic, everyone is welcome!

Registration: Please register here.

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Date:
June 6
Time:
19:00 - 20:30
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