Monday afternoons, 5:30-6.15 pm: Calm Abiding Meditation.
Weekly 45-minute sessions: Just meditation, no teaching. Zoom only. Come and sit together, wherever you are. All welcome including beginners.
- Zoom Meeting ID: 843 3802 6421, Passcode: 789858. Direct link
- Materials: Reflections On Calm Abiding and/or Refuge prayers
Buddhist teaching, meditation and discussion. For people wishing to deepen their understanding and maintain an ongoing practice. Our meetings may include meditation, a discussion topic on a Buddhist theme, and an opportunity for discussion. Sessions are led by senior students from the group. All welcome including beginners.
Venue: Golden Room at Kickstart Arts, St. Johns Avenue New Town. The venue is ground level, and wheelchair accessible. Zoom access is available by booking.
Time: 6.30-8pm on Tuesday evenings.
Bookings: If you would like to attend in person, please book here, because numbers are limited due to Covid. If you are attending via Zoom and need the link, please also book in order to receive access details, which may be reused from week to week.
Materials (optional): Buddhist prayers and mantras and/or Daily Puja by Tarchin Hearn
Eight-week Calm Abiding Meditation course. The last session was held April-June 2022. This course will be offered again at some future stage (TBA).
Each month there are two days, the 10th and 25th after the full moon, which are especially important for practitioners of Highest Yoga Tantra.
The tsog offering is very important for renewing commitments and averting obstacles. It is a special method through which we come under the care and guidance of the Dakas and Dakinis who bestow completion stage realizations. Our wealth, merit, and great bliss will increase through this practice. When we make a tsog offering we should regard both those to whom the offering is made and those who are making the offering as Heroes and Heroines. We offer the tsog offering to the Field for Accumulating Merit, which includes the entire assembly of Heroes and Heroines.
When we gather together in a group to do a tsog offering puja it is very important that we regard everyone as an assembly of Heroes (Dakas) and Heroines (Dakinis). If we do this puja alone we should visualize ourselves surrounded by all beings in the aspect of Heroes and Heroines.
From Roslyn Alexander: “Tsog practice gives me an intent to do sadhana practice twice a month when I know thousands of other students world wide are doing the same. Since the dates are set by the new moon, I feel the potency of the practice is amplified by synchronising it with others who use a deity practice to inspire them. Having had the golden opportunity to sit long retreats with other students of Zasep Rinpoche, I delight in remembering the sangha practising together and imagine them sitting with me.”
Please Note: For people experiencing mental health conditions, meditation is not a substitute for professional clinical treatment. In particular, meditation may be harmful for people experiencing Complex Trauma, PTSD, significant Substance Dependence or Psychotic Disorders. If in doubt, please seek advice from a psychologist or psychiatrist and speak to our Retreat Manager before booking your place.
We welcome your feedback on our sessions, and your requests for future subjects to cover on Tuesday evenings. Please contact us.