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When learning to meditate, we first need to notice some details about our typical state of mind. The mind can operate at two levels, called “noticing” and “examining.” When you start to really listen to sounds, for example, this is the “noticing” state of mind. In the mind state called “examining,” it’s like your mind is drilling one level down, deeper, into the details.

This is not a goal in itself, but only a tool to reach the deeper meditation on how the world works. In the Lion’s Dance, we are moving up through many meditations, like rungs of a ladder. We are trying to get to the top, to the meditation where we find out how the world works, and how we can make it perfect.

 

Wednesday  |  Mar  21   |  7:30-9PM

$25 suggested  | included with membership

Venerable Lobsang Chunzom is a Buddhist nun and teacher of meditation and philosophy in the Tibetan tradition for over 15 years. She is a licensed creative arts therapist specializing in dance/movement therapy and founder of LHI. In 2014, she completed a three-year solitary meditation retreat. Drawing from a wealth of knowledge and personal experience of meditation and movement, Venerable Chunzom is compiling written works to share with the world.