with Ven. Jampa Sangmo
March 3–March 24, 2017
A light dinner for everyone will be available before the first and last class at 5:30pm.
Meditation 101 is an introductory course on basic Buddhist meditation techniques. This course is appropriate for beginners as well as those who want to deepen their knowledge about Buddhist Meditation.
Meditation is a life skill that enhances our well being and awakens our highest potential. This is a great way to rejuvenate after a long week and start the weekend with a calm mind and open heart.
Everyone is welcome!
The course will cover the following topics:
We are looking for volunteers to provide rides to Ven. Jampa. This is a practical way for students to give an offering to a monastic.
Ven. Jampa lives at the southern end of San Francisco with easy access to the South Bay. You can volunteer to provide a ride just once. Please contact us if you would like to help.
This course can be a preparation for Ven. Jampa's half-day meditation retreat on April 1: A Journey towards the Heart: One Breath at a Time. Meditation 101 is not a requirement for the retreat but a nice means to soften the mind to get ready for the half-day retreat.
Venerable Jampa Sangmo is a Tibetan Buddhist Nun. She was born in Hermosa Beach, California. In 1966 she was first introduced to meditation at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her practice began with Vipassana Meditation where she did numerous long retreats. She came to Tibetan Buddhism in 1993 and began her studies with several Buddhist Masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, H.E. Choden Rinpoche, Ribur Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She took robes with her teacher Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche in 2008. She has lectured and led meditation groups and retreats for Chevron International, Facebook Menlo Park Campus, Road Scholar (formally Elder Hostel), Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Ocean of Compassion, Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB), and Vajrapani Institute. She facilitated a Cancer Support Group for four years at LMB.
Jampa Sangmo’s teaching emphasizes the application of meditation to one’s personal, and work life, in order to enrich one's happiness and effectiveness. Before becoming a Nun she worked as an analyst and consultant in government and the private sector. She developed several programs that increased organizational efficiency and provided innovative solutions to problems in the workplace.
Venerable Jampa Sangmo currently resides in San Francisco and teaches meditation.