Meditation for beginners: Shamatha & Vipashyana

Through his personal experience, Lama Kelzang will teach participants how meditators, whether beginners or those used to practising, can best deal with their own mind in the meditation session. Some surprising guidance may come into play, as meditation does not have to be boring or even quiet and empty of thought. Rather, the luminosity of the intelligence and warmth of heart inherent in us can unfold.

On this weekend, the long-time resident lama of Kamalashila Institute, Lama Kelzang, is especially looking forward to participants who would like to make their first meditation experiences. Participants with previous experience are of course also welcome.

A suitable posture for meditation will be practised, which can be assumed on a cushion, bench, stool or chair. Natural breathing is also described, the basis for mindfulness in any form of meditation. Once we are familiar with posture and breathing and can thus already conduct a first meditation session, Lama Kelzang will explain different meditation methods and their application.

Through his personal experience, Lama Kelzang will teach participants how meditators, whether beginners or those used to practising, can best deal with their own mind in the meditation session. Some surprising guidance may come into play, as meditation does not have to be boring or even quiet and empty of thought. Rather, the luminosity of the intelligence and warmth of heart inherent in us can unfold.

Friday, 08 July 2022
8:00 to 8:30 pm (CEST) Introduction

Saturday, 09 July 2022
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. (CEST) Meditation
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (CEST) Teaching
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CEST) Meditation
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.(CEST) Teaching
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.(CEST) Questions and answers
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. (CEST) Evening Meditation

Sunday, 10 July 2022
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. (CEST) Meditation
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (CEST) Teaching
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (CEST) Meditation

English with German translation.

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About Instructor

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi is one of the resident lamas at Kamalashila Institute. He was born in Bhutan and studied and taught for 13 years at the Karma Shri Nalanda Monastic University in Rumtek, Sikkim. He received many teachings from H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. In 2004, Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi first went to the USA, where he still teaches today for Nitartha Institute, and then came to Germany. Since then, he has been living and teaching at Kamalashila Institute, and is visiting Buddhist centers throughout Europe and supervising Kamalashila city groups. He is a competent teacher of Buddhist philosophy and the meditation practices of sutra, tantra and Mahamudra, and an expert of the Abhidharma.

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