with Jon Landaw
Saturdays, April 16 – May 7, 2022
6:30am – 7:00am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
It is often stated that for the Mahayana path to enlightenment to be fully effective, it must be a union of compassionate method and insightful wisdom, also known as the combined practice of relative and ultimate bodhicitta.
Recently, His Holiness the Dalai Lama strongly encouraged all those who consider themselves to be his sincere followers to follow his example and engage in a daily unified practice known as the All-encompassing Yoga Mind. This concise yet extremely profound set of meditational instructions—using the refreshingly simple image of a moon disc at one’s heart supporting an upright vajra—enables sincerely motivated seekers to gradually experience progressively deeper levels of spiritual transformation and fulfillment.
Inspired by the Dalai Lama’s advice, the Shantideva Center, in co-operation with other Buddhist centers, has requested Jon Landaw to lead a series of four 30-minute Saturday meditation sessions between April 16 and May 7. Eight months ago, during the pandemic, Jon had stepped back from all teaching duties, but he is now finally ready to take them on again and is very much looking forward to exploring His Holiness’ recommended practice with his dear Dharma sisters and brothers.
Although it will be of most benefit if interested participants can attend all four sessions, each individual session is designed to stand alone, and all sessions will be recorded for viewing at a later date.
Jon Landaw, the author of Buddhism for Dummies, was born in New Jersey in 1944 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1965. After spending three years in the Peace Corps in Iran, Jon worked as an English editor for the Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India from 1972 to 1977, producing numerous texts under the guidance of Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey.
As a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche since 1973, Jon has edited numerous works for Wisdom Publications, including Wisdom Energy and Introduction to Tantra. He is also the author of Prince Siddhartha, a biography of Buddha for children, and Images of Enlightenment: Tibetan Art in Practice, published by Snow Lion in 1993. As an instructor of Buddhist meditation, he has taught in numerous Dharma centers throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. He currently lives with his wife in Capitola, California.