Tibetan Buddhism offers progressive meditation training, renowned for its efficacy and range of methods—allowing practitioners to find their way into a rich and transformative practice life. Tibetan and Western teachers have masterfully adapted traditional practices of the Vajrayana and Mahayana to make them relevant and culturally appropriate for contemporary life.
This eight-month series, with beloved guest teacher Paul Condon, will focus on offering a collection of these adapted methods to support our ongoing Bodhisattva Training: Becoming Beings of Wisdom and Love.
Who Should Attend?
Both this meditation training and the Bodhisattva training series are appropriate for both beginning and experienced meditators.
What? When? Where?
Registration and Tuition
These sessions will not require registration and we will not be charging tuition. We ask that you consider supporting our center and Paul by donating to Dharma Refuge. Paul's teaching is being offered generously, and underwritten by the Dharma Refuge sangha. Dharma Refuge is a NYS nonprofit organization.
Can I join anytime? Is the program progressive?
The series will build during the eight months series; however. previous attendance is not required. You may drop in as your schedule allows. Viewing recordings of past sessions may be possible if we have sufficient AV support from volunteers. Senior practitioners are always available to guide and answer questions.
Join us at our center to practice and learn in the warm presence of our sangha. (Our center's address is in the footer below.)
Or join by ZOOM :
Read his most recent article in Lion's Roar.
Paul Condon is an associate professor of psychology at Southern Oregon University, a visiting lecturer for the Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, and a fellow of the Mind & Life Institute. His research examines the ways that psychological science can inform the adaptation of meditation practices in dialogue with contemplative traditions, with an emphasis on compassion training. His research and writing also examine the constructed nature of emotion and concepts, attachment theory, and the impact of meditation on compassion and prosocial behavior.
Paul also teaches meditation practices adapted from the Tibetan Nyingma tradition. He has studied and collaborated with John Makransky to develop and teach Sustainable Compassion Training.
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Our regular practices are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Most are available both in-person and Zoom. See our newsletter for our current schedule.
Dharma Refuge is located at Covenant United Methodist Church (2nd Floor, parking in the rear lot behind the church. Elevator off the lobby at the rear door.)
1124 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609
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