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Date & Time Details: Tuesdays from 5 - 6 pm

Location: Online

Address: 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY, USA

Contact: [email protected]

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Cultivating Stillness: Weekly Meditation Group

With Matthew Zalichin

February 20 - June 25, 2024

We welcome you to this weekly practice of calm-abiding (shamatha) meditation, suited both for beginners and those who which to reinvigorate and sustain their practice. Deepen your experience of the essential art of meditation as found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, guided by our experienced instructors. This class not only provides a structured environment for practice but also emphasizes active engagement through open discussion and a dedicated Q&A segment.

Each session unfolds with a purposeful meditation period, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the transformative practices inspired by the rich traditions of Buddhism. This “hands-on” experience provides a unique opportunity for attendees to cultivate a deep understanding of meditation, fostering a connection with the time-honored techniques rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

What sets this weekly meditation class apart is its inclusive nature—welcoming individuals from all backgrounds to partake in this shared journey of mindfulness and self-discovery. Whether you’re a novice or have some prior experience, the class offers a supportive space for everyone to explore and enhance their meditation practice.

To learn more about the practice of meditation, please visit Samye Institute for additional resources and courses.

 

Teacher

Matthew Zalichin
Matthew Zalichin began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate in 1971. His teachers include many of the past and current century’s most eminent Tibetan lamas of all main lineages, but principally the Kagyu and Nyingma through his two root gurus Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, whom he met in 1977. He has, for the most part, practiced as a householder in North America, and from roughly 1981-2000 focused on ngondros, various yidam practices, and dharma center administration while working full time, raising a family, paying mortgages, and so on. Authorized as a meditation instructor in 1981, he taught meditation,…
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