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Fundamentals of Buddhadharma: meditation & discussion
Is Buddhism best described as a religion, a philosophy, or a psychotherapeutic tradition? Which of its doctrines are common to all denominations, and what are the most significant differences between various schools? How central is the role of meditation? These weekly drop-in classes include a meditation sit and dharma discussion on a wide variety of topics.
The format for these evenings will be as follows: 7:30pm start, 10 minutes of warm-up exercises, 20-minute sitting meditation, dharma discussion, share merit.
Please arrive 15 minutes early for meditation practice instruction.
John de Jardin has been studying and practicing dharma—the teachings of awakening—for more than thirty years. His root teacher, the late Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche (Ananda Bodhi/Leslie George Dawson), was a Canadian trained in both the Theravada and Vajrayana Buddhist traditions, the first westerner to be recognized as a tulku (reincarnated lama) by a Tibetan lineage. He has also received teachings and transmissions from a number of other great teachers, including H. H. the XVIth Karmapa, Sayadaw U Thila Wunta, Sayadaw U Janaka, Thich Nhat Hanh, H. H. the Dalai Lama, Kalu Rinpoche, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Ayang Rinpoche.