We are a meditation and study group that practices sitting shamata meditation in the tradition of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. All are welcome to attend regardless of belief, and the meetings are free (no cost to attend).
We meet every Monday night from 7-8pm at:
West Melbourne Library, small conference room
2755 Wingate Blvd
West Melbourne, Florida
Come join us if you are interested in attending, and wear comfortable clothing. We will be happy to show you how to meditate.
For more information, contact Cheryl at: CheryLpb2@gmail.com
Mondays that we will NOT meet (the library is closed):
May 30, 2011
July 4, 2011
September 5, 2011
December 26, 2011
The photograph is of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, who is the head of the Karma Kagyu school.
Why Meditate? Life on earth includes physical, mental, and emotional suffering. By calming our mind (in shamata meditation) we are able to gain some peace and thus reduce our suffering. For the short-term view, this leads to more happiness in our lives. For the long-term view, shamata meditation sets the foundation for insight meditation, in which we examine our mind and work on changing our attitudes and emotions. These two types of meditation are crucial for reaching enlightenment.
May all beings have happiness and the root of happiness.
May they be free from suffering and the root of suffering.
May they never be separated from the highest bliss, which is without suffering.
May they come to rest in great impartiality,
Which is free from attachment and aversion to those near and far.
--The Four Immeasurables