Integrating Meditation into Daily Life

Meditation is often thought of as something we do in a quiet place to facilitate relaxation, away from the busy activities of daily life. There is no doubt that meditation is a wonderful respite but it really begins to bear fruit when brought into your everyday life making life more whole and meaningful. This course will introduce methods to help us expand our meditation practice beyond our cushion and into the office, kitchen, street and grocery store; the places where we need it the most.

We will begin by working with the Five Sacred Warrior Syllables, a simple practice that quickly leads to a peaceful, clear and expansive state of mind. Then we will apply the direct methods of Trekchö to expand that awareness while we are moving, speaking and thinking as we do in daily life. Trekchö means “cutting through” concepts and this process helps us to see and experience life clearly without distraction.

These methods are accessible to people just beginning to meditate and can lead to much deeper experiences for seasoned practitioners. Simple yet profound, they liberate the mind from itself. Each session will blend discussion, practice, and theory with many opportunities to share our experiences. John will work with participants to explore their own personal meditation experiences, and guide them to ways of greater peace and tranquility. Please join us for this extraordinary opportunity.


Practical information


Date: 11-14th April 2019 (we will start 10 a.m. Thursday 11th April, and we will finish around 4.30 p.m. Sunday 14th April)

10.00-11.30 am - Teachings and practice

12.00-1.00 - Teachings and practice

3.00-4.30 pm - Teachings and practice

5.00-6.00 - Teachings and practice


Address: Chamma Ling, Al. Huberta 4, Wilga, Poland

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Suggested donation for teachings in Chamma Ling (4 days): PLN 300 PLN (EUR 75)

Registration for accommodation in the Chamma Ling: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Suggested donation for accommodation (per night):
Big house – PLN 40 (EUR 10), Little House – PLN 30 (EUR 8), Dormitory ‘Przychodnia’ - PLN 25 (EUR 6) (three rooms with two beds, and one room with 9 beds), Old Gompa – PLN 15 (EUR 4, Dormitory - 20 places - you have to bring your sleeping bag and sleeping mat), Tent - PLN 15 (EUR4) per person.

 

John Jackson's short  biography

John began his training in meditation when he was 19, practicing a variety of methods from pranayama to Tibetan dzogchen. During his studies and explorations he has traveled on pilgrimages around the world  and spent lengthy periods of time in retreat in Triten Norbutse and Menri monasteries in Nepal and India.  Over the past 20 years John has  developed close relationships with and received private instruction from His Holiness Lungtog Tenpai Nyima and Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak, the two most senior teachers of the Bön lineage, and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the most senior Bön master in the West. He has been teaching meditation courses at Ligmincha Institute and related centers across the United States  and Europe since 2001, including Tibetan Dream Yoga, the Nine Ways of Bön, Integrating Meditation with Daily Life, Healing the Earth – Healing Yourself, Tsa Lung, Tibetan Sound Healing, Awakening the Luminous Mind, and Red Garuda. He is co-leader for the 3 Doors Academy of Europe, an intensive three year program for gaining deep experience in the Tibetan practices of body, speech and mind.

John helped establish Ligmincha Institute  beginning in 1992, organizing most retreats, editing practice materials, and serving on its board of directors until 1997. At the request of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in 2001, he helped establish the Chamma Ling Retreat Center of Colorado, a place of solitary retreat in the remote Sangre de Christo mountains of Colorado, and currently serves as a director of that center. John was also active in the planning and initial setup of Lishu Institute, near Dheradun, India.

John lives near Charlottesville, Virginia, where he enjoys gardening, being a father, and spending time in solitude in the mountains.

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