Full Day Nyinthun: the Paramita of Meditation with video talk by Acharya John Rockwell

with William Wooding & Janet Romaine

October 27th

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  • $25 Patron
  • $15 Sustaining
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Room: Main Shrine Room

All are welcome to participate in all or any part of the day.

Please join us for this all-day meditation and contemplation on the Paramita of Meditation, one of the six transcendent actions of a BodhisattvaThis paramita teaches the role of  sitting meditation in developing friendliness to oneself and kindness towards others.  On this day we will bring together the three Buddhist principles of hearing, contemplating and meditating as a path of opening heart and mind.


October 27, 2019

9:00   Opening Chants, Sitting and walking meditation, dharma readings.

12:00 Lunch

1:30 Sitting and walking meditation;

        - Recorded video talk and discussion, Acharya John Rockwell

3:15 Tea break

3:35 Sitting, walking and chanting practice.

5:00 End


The morning session (9AM till 12) will include dharma readings on paramita practice along with our usual nyinthun chants, sitting and walking meditation. The support of group practice enables us to extend and deepen our meditation. Individual meditation instruction will be offered throughout the morning for those requesting it.

In the afternoon session (1:30 till 5PM) we will view a video talk by Acharya John Rockwell taken from a new series of talks by Shambhala senior teachers.  These talks on compassionate action are now being offered in this series of full-day nyinthuns. The talk will be followed by group discussion and meditations led by Janet Romaine and Bill Wooding.

The day also includes lunch and tea breaks. One may bring their own lunch or go out to one of the nearby restaurants. We look forward to sharing the rich tradition of Paramita practice with you.

Donation: Please consider a donation of $10 - $25 for this practice. All offerings are appreciated. You can donate when registering online or in person. Please note: A portion of payments for this program will be given as heart gifts (dana) to  the Acharya teachers who are giving the talks in this series. 

To help us plan, please register



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