Drong Ngur Jangchubling is pleased to announce our new weekly program An Introduction to Meditation led by Virginia Blum and Ven. Konchog Ngedon. The class will be held every Monday from 7pm to 8:00pm, beginning Monday, June 6th, and Virginia and Konchog Ngedon will alternate leading the practice sessions every other week.
The class will focus on the cultivation of calm abiding (skt. Shamatha) meditation. It will follow the traditional Tibetan stages of calm abiding techniques, while also incorporating elements of mindfulness practices found in the “Four Foundations of Mindfulness Sutta,” from the Pali Canon. The class will run for six months working with each individual technique for a month at a time. Both beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome to attend.
Each class will begin with some basic instruction and a guided meditation followed by a brief period of group discussion or question and answer session and will end with a 30-minute silent sit.
Virginia Blum has been a practicing Buddhist and meditator since 1999. She has studied under and worked closely as a translator with many lineage-holding Tibetan masters. In addition to completing the traditional Drikung Kagyu Ngöndro, she has years of extensive meditation training in both solitary and group retreat settings. While her training has been primarily focused on the Tibetan tradition, since 2016 she has also studied and practiced intensively within the Vipassana tradition of early Buddhism and regularly attends month-long meditation retreats at The forest Refuge, IMS and Spirit Rock.
Venerable Konchog Ngedon
The Venerable Konchog Ngedon has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 30 years and has been a fully ordained Buddhist monk since 2004. He has years of experience leading Shamatha meditation classes and has extensive experience in other forms of Buddhist meditation. Originally from Delaware, he now resides in Florida nearby the Drong Ngur Jangchubling Buddhist Center.
30520 Lynne Drive
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543
This practice series is free and open to all. If you would like to make an offering to support Drong Ngur Jangchubling, please consider donating at our website (https://dnjus.org/donate/). No amount is too small, and every donation is appreciated. Our goal is to make the Dharma accessible to all and practices are open to anyone with the wish to participate.
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