Sharon Salzberg: The Power of Meditation and Lovingkindness, presented by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education:
The Power of Meditation
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Woodwards)
Tickets: $43.75 (Adult), $33.75 (Student/Senior)
Date:Thursday, July 19, 2012
Location: Alice Mackay Room (Vancouver Public Library)
Tickets: $44.75 (Adult), $34.75 (Student/Senior)
Two Day Package: $66 (Adult), $48.75 (Student/Senior)
Purchase tickets and see more information here:http://dalailamacenter.org/event/sharon-salzberg-power-meditation
Meditation practice is far simpler, more fun, less esoteric and much more relevant to the wide-ranging situations we encounter in everyday life than we might imagine. Rather than an ornate, arcane set of instructions, meditation consists of practical tools to help deepen concentration, mindfulness and compassion. We rely on this depth when things change though we would much prefer stability, when we feel out of control of events, and above all when we want a quality of happiness that is not so fragile, so dependent on shifting conditions.
During this evening we’ll discuss, and practice, these three tools. Suitable for both beginning and more experienced meditators. Sharon’s presentation will be followed by her dialogue with Maria LeRose, award-winning television producer who has moderated panels featuring the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sir Ken Robinson and other luminaries.
Lovingkindness is a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. It is traditionally offered with meditations that enrich compassion, and joy in the happiness of others, and also deepen our own sense of peace. These practices lead to the development of concentration, connection, fearlessness, and genuine happiness.
Sharon Salzberg will introduce these teachings and support us in our own experience and cultivation of these qualities through direct instruction and guided meditation using classical techniques in a modern idiom. There will also be opportunities for questions. This workshop is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.
Sharon has emerged as a featured speaker and teacher at a wide variety of events. She served as a panelist with the Dalai Lama and leading scientists at the 2005 Mind and Life Investigating the Mind Conference in Washington, DC. She also coordinated the meditation faculty for the 2005 Mind and Life Summer Institute, an intensive five-day meeting to advance research on the intersection of meditation and the cognitive and behavioral sciences.
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