(Orange County) Mind Training: LOJONG
with Shastri Marilyn Moore
Through mindfulness-awareness practice we can tame our minds, relax, and experience greater gentleness toward ourselves and trust in our minds. With that, we develop more appreciation of and friendliness toward others.
As trust in our mind increases, we can apply certain advanced teachings and practices to work with others with even more intelligence, compassion, confidence, and skill.
This four-week course focuses on learning to see more clearly and to relate more skillfully, for the benefit of everyone involved, to whatever we encounter “off the cushion,” as well as to whatever we experience during our sitting practice.
This training is based on teachings and practices developed over a 300-year period and passed down for nearly a thousand years. Although it is more beneficial to those who already practice mindfulness-awareness, beginners are welcome and basic meditation instruction will be provided.
About the teacher:
Marilyn Moore was appointed as a Shastri in 2016. She is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has been active in the Shambhala community since 1997. She served as Center Director and Head of Practice for the Los Angeles Shambhala Center (SMCLA) and for five years taught meditation at the Center for Living Peace in Irvine. Most of her time is now spent supporting Orange County Shambhala (Costa Mesa), a thriving and energetic SMCLA satellite that emerged almost fully-formed in 2015.
In 2011, Marilyn retired from a position working in an art gallery for thirty years. She appreciates the time this has given her to teach, to travel and to stay in touch with three grown children who do not live close and have introduced her to the basic goodness of Skype.