The Buddha did not meditate to relax, he meditated to awaken.
BUDDHA & THE SHADOW
6/3, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29
Meets Saturdays 10am-1pmET
Includes 6 live zoom workshops
*This course is limited to 14 participants
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Melanie Ryan is an authorized Buddhist teacher of the Shambhala tradition of the Tibetan master, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
The meditation technique taught in this course was developed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-87), a Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher who offered a uniquely different form from other forms of meditation and in many ways contrary to the usual notions about meditation. His view was that “meditation is a process of working through our self-deception.” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was a highly accomplished meditation master, scholar, translator, poet, and artist. He taught extensively in North America during the last seventeen years of his life and authored dozens of books based on hundreds of talks given on a broad array of topics. Many people of many generations have found his guidance inspiring to their daily lives and meditation practice.
Six live and interactive, educational and experiential workshops with Melanie Ryan
Community and peer to peer support
Bi-monthly private mentor calls with Melanie Ryan
Weekly shadow work exercises provided to practice in between workshop sessions
Private meditation instruction and support from Melanie to work with overcoming obstacles
COURSE CURRICULUM TOPICS AT A GLANCE:
In each of the six workshops, you will receive meditation instruction and practice shamatha meditation which is a type of meditation that cultivates conscious awareness. Shamatha meditation is designed to “stir up” the Shadow and bring awareness and healing. We will be working experientially and with readings of Buddhist dharma (teachings). Workshops include discussion of experiences and Q&A time.
Learn how to meditate and establish a regular home practice to develop mental strength, stability and clarity.
Become aware of unconscious projections and habitual thought patterns that create dis-ease.
Work with thoughts, emotions and sense perceptions as sparks of awakening.
Meet your shadow in a direct, conscious state to discover buried and forgotten parts of yourself.
Awaken to your golden shadow gifts of inherent wisdom, intuition and creativity that come from meditation practice.
Learn to let go of the personas that are not authentically you but have been conditioned into you.
Work with uncomfortable emotions, and triggers as sparks of awakening and transmute them into love and compassion.
Cultivate gentleness, kindness, compassion, and an open heart toward yourself and others.
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