Finding Happiness and Joy: One Breath at a Time
A Half-Day Retreat
with Ven Jampa Sangmo
Saturday, May 17, 2014
12:00pm – 4:30pm
Mindfulness Meditation has the capacity for us to maximize our potential to be aware of the present moment. This simple and profound practice has been utilized for over 2500 years. Meditation is a learned skill that allows the individual to pay attention to present moment experiences with clarity of openness, curiosity, and investigation to be with what arises. During this last decade significant medical research has shown Mindfulness Meditation to increase attention and focus, fostering well-being, and lessen emotional reactivity.
Participants will explore the practice of developing clarity of attention that allows grasping, judgment, and fear to fall away. This practice can lead to the cultivation of qualities such as compassion, equanimity, wisdom, and joy. There will be instructions for sitting meditation, and walking meditation. We will have time for sharing, community, questions and answers.
This retreat is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators.