with Emily Hsu
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
April 1 – April 29
In module 2 of the Discovering Buddhism series, "How to Meditate", we find out what meditation is and what it is for. Learn how to sit, how to set up a meditation session, the two types of meditation - stabilizing and analytical - and the purpose of each, different meditation techniques and objects, and how to deal with obstacles to meditation.
Kamalasila's second Stages of Meditation says:
With the power of serenity, your mind—like a lamp placed where there is no wind—will be unmoved by the winds of discursive thought. With insight, others cannot divert you since you have abandoned the infinite entanglements of bad views.
Recommended text book: Kathleen McDonald, "How to Meditate", A Practical Guide, Wisdom Publications