(Orange County) Mind Training: LOJONG

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

April 13th—May 4th (2017)

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  • $140 Program Price
  • $176 Patron Price
Room: ORANGE COUNTY SHAMBHALA @ 2750 Harbor Blvd, Suite B03, Costa Mesa, 92626

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.

The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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