WAY OF SHAMBHALA: Meditation in Everyday Life
with Dr. David Dubin & Cynthia MacKay
Meditation in Everyday Life is the first course in our program The Way of Shambhala. (http://la.shambhala.org/what-we-offer/the-way-of-shambhala/)
Have you ever been curious about meditation? Or wished you could meditate more regularly? Designed for people living in the modern world, this course provides students with introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. By deepening our experience and understanding of ourselves through peaceful abiding meditation, we more fully become who we are already are with our innate stability, strength, and clarity.
The course will provide an opportunity to learn and deepen one’s understanding of meditation, with practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy lives. Each class will include periods of guided meditation, talks and discussion of the challenges mediators face in meditation practice.
David Dubin is a former Emergency Room physician and clinical professor of outpatient medicine at Boston University. He is a long-time student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and is a senior teacher of Shambhala Buddhist meditation. His medical practice is exclusively limited to neurofeedback. Dr. Dubin has offices at the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica and in Beverly Hills.
Cynthia MacKay has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for over 20 years. She has traveled extensively through Asia receiving teachings from many other renowned Buddhist teachers, including the 17th Karmapa. Cynthia is now following in her teacher’s footsteps by running marathons. She is enjoying working with runners now that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book has come out, “Running With the Mind of Meditation”.
Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scented products to the LA Shambhala Center as some of our participants have severe scent-related allergies.