Introduction to Meditation: How to Do it—and Keep Doing It [Online]

with Robert Lehmann

September 24th—October 8th

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    Price.:
  • $75 Program Price
  • $100 Patron Price
  • Generosity Policy
Room: SHAMBHALA LOS ANGELES - ONLINE MEETING

By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we learn to make friends with ourselves.

While meditation has many proven benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be challenging. This three-week program is designed to help new and experienced meditators learn the basics of mindfulness meditation practice and bring the benefits into their daily lives.

Through establishing a consistent meditation practice, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Over time, this meditation helps us to cultivate courage, humor, and stability in the face of the daily complexities we all experience – our jobs, relationships, and all aspects of daily life. 

This course combines technique and view in a setting of support and community to provide you with all the tools you need to establish a strong and consistent meditation practice.

As a theme throughout the course, we’ll explore the Shambhala view that creating stability and gentleness in our minds can expand outward to our friends, family, neighbors, and to society as a whole. When we foster a more awake and compassionate relationship with ourselves and with others, we are creating a more awake and compassionate world.

About the Teacher: Robert Lehmann has been a practitioner in the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions for 46 years and taught in both traditions for 35 years. He has been married to Anne Fraser for 37 years, has three children, and has lived in Carpinteria for 11 years.

Participant/Registration Note: While additional program details will be announced soon, registering now is strongly recommended—and an act of kindness for our teachers and coordinator!

Zoom Access: This course will be offered online via Zoom at the dates and times listed above. After you register for the course, we will send you instructions for joining the course meetings.

Pricing Information and Generosity Policy: We are committed to making our programs and classes accessible to everyone, and we will not turn anyone away due to financial concerns. If the Program Price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer what you are able to pay. You do not need to apply for the Generosity Policy in advance, but if you have questions, please contact us.

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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Since 1971 Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles has offered a rich array of ongoing meditation programs free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend.   More →