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CURRENT PROGRAMS




programs


Meeting the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month

Please stand by as we figure out opening up to meet in person.

Meditation: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
This is a time for us to meditate (sitting and walking meditation) and check in with each other (meditation is not guided). There will be no instruction offered during the regular sitting period. If you would like meditation instruction, please contact Kirk Lowis to schedule a session - email or call: OselChogyal@gmail.com 269.552.9899. No fee; donations are welcome! (Donation button at the bottom of this page).

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Book Study: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Our book study is currently on hold. In the meantime, we are discussing various short readings.






meditationMeditation Instruction
Learn To Meditate: Introduction to mindfulness awareness practice

Wednesday, November 3 - starting at 7pm


Please join us for an introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation instruction in the style of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The instruction will take place on Zoom. It is important to register. Please email or call: OselChogyal@gmail.com 269.552.9899. Meditation instruction is free, but donations are always welcome! There is a donation button at the bottom of this page.


nyinthunNyinthun (all day meditation / discussion)

Next date to be announced.


Schedule for the day:
8:45am: Gather/set-up
9:00am: Morning chants - sitting and walking meditation
Noon-1:45pm (approx.): Lunch followed by reading/discussion
1:45-5:00pm: Afternoon session with closing chants
The schedule includes silent sitting and walking meditation, a brief reading from a meditation text and discussion after lunch, followed by more sitting and walking meditation. Bring your own cushion if you have one. You are welcome to join in all or part of the day. Location: The Center for Psychotheraphy and Wellness.

For an explanation of why extended meditation practice such as a nyinthun is important, see this 10-minute video of Chogyam Trungpa, given in Vermont in 1971:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lsTDWktBEI&feature=related


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