Workshop Meditation Joy of Living level 1 with Mingyur Rinpoche, 21-22 Sept 2018, Golden Tulip Jineng Resort Bali, Sanjana Ballroom 1st floor, 09:00-17:00 WITA. Free (Include Lunch and Coffee Break).
Registration (see the poster below)
The Joy of Living is a path of meditation practice that can be followed by anyone, regardless of religious or cultural orientation. Meditation enables us to discover a lasting contentment that is not subject to the fluctuating conditions of the external world, and to nurture the qualities of wisdom and compassion that naturally manifest from awareness itself.
Though rooted in the ancient Buddhist teachings of Tibet, the practices taught in the Joy of Living are not religious in nature. They deal with basic functions of the mind, such as mindful awareness and the movements toward happiness and away from suffering. In working with these qualities of mind, we gradually transform our relationship to present–moment experience, learning to approach every thought, feeling, and sensory experience with unconditional warmth and acceptance. The Joy of Living program contains three levels: Calming the Mind, Opening the Heart, Awakening Wisdom.
In the first level of the Joy of Living (Calming the Mind), Mingyur Rinpoche teaches how awareness meditation can be used to create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. Awareness meditation allows us to use any situation or experience, even difficult emotions and physical pain, as a gateway to inner peace.
In this level, you will learn:
- How to rest in open awareness, a state of spacious and alert presence
- How to use visual objects, sounds, tastes, and other sense objects as supports for awareness in meditation
- How to transform your relationship to physical pain, difficult emotions, and destructive thought patterns using the practice of awareness meditation
- How to deal with distractions and obstacles in meditation, such as excessive thought activity, sleepiness, and discouragement
- How to start a daily meditation practice, including the correct meditation posture and the ideal length of a meditation session