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Awakening Practice

Morning Mindfulness in the Shrine Room

Saturday, December 16, 2017
11:30 AM–12:15 PM

Contemplative practice has its roots in the living traditions of the Himalayas. Join Tashi Chodron and guest teacher Khenpo Lama Pema Wangdak Rinpoche in the Shrine Room for a morning mindfulness session, which explores the connections between Himalayan culture, art, and practice. Each forty-five-minute session includes twenty minutes of guided meditation that will explore different approaches, including mantra, mudra, and mindfulness.


About the guest teacher

Khenpo Lama Pema Wangdak was sent to the West by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. He was one of the first of the younger generation of Tibetan teachers in America. In 1989 he founded the Palden Sakya Centers, which offer courses in Tibetan Buddhist studies and meditation. In New York his Pema Ts’al School provides a traditional Buddhist education of monastic training and study in the format of Western university teaching. Wangdak created a Tibetan Braille and was the first Tibetan to receive the distinguished Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethical Coalition of Organizations in 2009 for his humanitarian work around the world.


Tickets: $15.00

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