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Rigpa Core Education Program
FINDING PEACE - An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Generally we waste our lives, distracted from our true selves, in endless activity. Our lives are lived in intense and anxious struggle, in a swirl of speed and aggression, in competing, grasping, possessing, and achieving, forever burdening ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations. We are fragmented into so many different aspects. We don't know who we really are, or what aspects of ourselves we should identify with or believe in. So many contradictory voices, dictates, and feelings fight for control over our inner lives that we find ourselves scattered everywhere, in all directions, leaving nobody at home.
Meditation, then, is bringing the mind home. It is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience and taste our full being, beyond all habitual patterns. The purpose of meditation is to awaken in us the sky-like nature of mind, and to introduce us to that which we really are, our unchanging pure awareness, which underlies the whole of life and death. In the stillness and silence of meditation, we glimpse and return to that deep inner nature that we have so long ago lost sight of amid the busyness and distraction of our minds.
—Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
"Finding Peace-An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation" offers an opportunity to learn methods of meditation that are simple, yet powerful and profound. They can be practiced by anyone at all, and they are extremely effective for bringing inner strength, peace, compassion and understanding into your life.
This course presents a complete, essential instruction on the practice of meditation and is open to everyone, from all walks of life, who would like to learn the basics of Buddhist meditation. It does not matter what religious background you are from, or whether you have no religion at all.
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