Fundamentals of Dharma - How to Build a Stable Meditation Practice - A Seminar with Lama Gyaltsen

Fundamentals of Dharma - How to Build a Stable Meditation Practice - A Seminar with Lama Gyaltsen

Date: Sun, Sep 09, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours

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Lama Gyaltsen was born in 1968 in Darjeeling, India. He became a monk at the age of five after his parents were advised by the great Nyingmapa Lama, Chadral Rinpoche. Lama Gyaltsen's root teacher is Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. He grew up in Kalu Rinpoche's monastery, Samdrup Darjay Ling in Sonada, as one of Rinpoche's first fifteen monk-students.


He completed the traditional Three Year Retreat in the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu traditions at Kalu Rinpoche's monastery and for some time after coming out of retreat extended his meditation practice, alone, in the solitude of the mountains behind the monastery.


Lama Gyaltsen represents the new generation of Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the West. He is an exceptional teacher, accessible, articulate, artistic, humorous, a master story-teller, and keenly aware of the importance of mixing pure spiritual practice with the complexities of high-tech, modern every-day life.


Lama Gyaltsen is the Spiritual Director of the Maui Dharma Center in Hawaii.


The schedule for the 5 session seminar is as follows:

Sept 7 (Friday) at 7:30 pm | Changing our Orientation: Introduction to the Dharma View

Sept 8 (Saturday) at 9:30am | Four Foundations : Appreciating your life, impermanence, the power of action and the defects of samsara

Sept 8 (Saturday) at 2:00pm | Meditation: Stabilizing awareness through calm abiding Part 1

Sept 9 (Sunday) at 9:30am | Meditation: Stabilizing awareness through calm abiding Part 2

Sept 9 (Sunday) at 2:00pm | Meditation: Developing insight and maintaining your practice, with Q&A


Fee per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members | $15 Students (with valid student ID)

A 10% discount is offered to participants paying for and attending all 5 sessions.

Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.

Reservations (1 week in advance) are required if you need overnight accommodations.  Rates for accommodations & individual meals are available on our visitor information page. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.


Please note: When arriving by train, please make pick-up arrangements in advance. Click here for information on taxis.


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