Join us on for a practice day with Venerable Mary Reavey who will give us guide our shamatha meditations.
WHEN: Saturday November 25, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm and 2.00 – 4.00 pm CET
WHERE: Onsite & Online – read below for disclaimer*
LEVEL: Beginners – everyone is welcome and will be guided well along the way.
PRAYER BOOK: Download here.
Shamatha is the development of attention which enables us to focus without agitation or dullness, eventually reaching the clear mind of Shamatha (calm abiding). This is the skill that enables us to positively transform our mind, paving the way for the enjoyment of genuine happiness.
The quality of our attention directly impacts on the quality of vipassana meditations, and this will be explored after the Shamata input. We all need to start, where we are, so no matter what our level of meditation might be, these weekends will benefit the beginner and those who wish to deepen their practice.
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.
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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.
Cost: You would make us very happy by supporting us with a donation. Suggested donation is 0-40 CHF for a session. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).
Level: Beginners – everyone is welcome.
Prayer Book: Download here.