Tibetan Buddhist Center for Wisdom
Exploring Buddhism - Exploring Meditation
Thursdays November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16
7:00 - 9:00pm
Led by Venerable Lhundub Tendron
Working with the mind through meditation is an essential part of Buddhist practice, and having knowledge of the methods and techniques that establish and deepen your meditative skill can be very useful. In this module, you will gain an understanding of the purpose of meditation and the basics of how to engage in both placement and analytical meditation. You will also receive instruction on how to train in higher accomplishments in meditative practice, including developing calm abiding through the nine mental states, cultivating the concentrations of the form and formless realms, and engaging in the four close placements of mindfulness.
Previous study of at least some modules of Discovering Buddhism, either in a center or online is highly recommended before enrolling in this program.
Please review the syllabus before registering for the course.
About the Teacher
Venerable Lhundub Tendron took refuge at the FPMT’s Kadampa Center in Raleigh, NC in 1997. With the guidance of Geshe Gelek Chodha, she requested ordination. Following Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice, she took ordination with Geshe Lhundub Sopa at Deer Park in 2002.
She joined the Chenrezig Nuns Community in Australia to develop a stable foundation for living in vows and learn from the senior nuns in residence. Here she met her teacher Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering and studied the Basic Program. Venerable Tendron completed the FPMT Basic Program in 2007.
At the request of Geshe Gelek she returned to Kadampa Center as a spiritual program coordinator and teaching assistant. In 2012, returning to Chenrezig Institute she studied the Master’s module on Lama Tsongkhapa’s text, Illumination of the Thought.
In 2016, she became the resident teacher at Thubten Kunga Ling in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Currently she continues her teaching in Florida and follows Rinpoche’s advice to incorporate more time in retreat.
According to Venerable Tendron, she teaches from “her experience of learning to counter self-centered, disagreeable, angry, impatient, lazy states of mind with the golden teachings of the Buddha, Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all her patient, kind teachers”.
Remembering Zoom Etiquette
Make sure your mic is off. Turn off computer notifications so you aren’t distracted during the teaching.
Please, no eating or drinking during the teachings (of course taking a sip of water is just fine). Too much movement can be distracting for our teachers. If you have to get up or move around, please turn off your camera. If you move from place to place with your device we may need to turn off your video for you. Try to imagine you are actually in the Gompa and treat teachings and teachers on Zoom the same as if you were in person.
If you ask a question, please turn off your mic to hear the answer. It helps to reduce feedback.
Thank you for your consideration!
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