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Scott Snibbe: This Precious Life

May 30 @ 19:00 - 20:30

This Precious Life with Scott Snibbe

Join us for an evening with Scott Snibbe leading a meditation that’s the first topic among the sequence of analytical meditations we practice in the Tibetan tradition called the Precious Life. Based on his newly published book, How to Train a Happy Mind, the meditation is different from the way Buddhists typically practice this topic because it relies only on an understanding of the world the way science and psychology can currently validate. It also draws on some of the profound wonder we can feel when we understand the place of humanity at the tip of history: 14 billion years of cosmic and biological evolution.

WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 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.

This meditation reflects on the preciousness of life and encourages gratitude and self-awareness. It emphasizes the fleeting nature of existence and the importance of cherishing each moment. The meditation begins with focusing on the breath, allowing other thoughts to pass without attachment. Then, it prompts reflection on one’s good fortune, acknowledging basic necessities and opportunities for inner growth. Gratitude is extended towards teachers, friends, and the resources that support the pursuit of happiness and self-awareness.

Contemplation expands to include one’s connection to the universe, highlighting the vastness of time and space and the rarity of intelligent life. The meditation suggests that being alive and self-aware is a unique and precious experience, urging individuals to consider how they spend their time and energy. It encourages embracing the present moment, deepening connections with others, and contributing positively to the world. Ultimately, it invites reflection on how to make the most of each day in light of the vastness of existence.


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.

Scott Snibbe is leading a series workshop with meditations from his new book, How to Train a Happy Mind. 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:
May 30
Time:
19:00 - 20:30
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