Discovering the Relaxed Mind: Seven Steps for Deepening Meditation Practice
The workshop will be divided into 3 parts:
Day 1 - Introduction to Meditation - developing awareness through body/energy/breath
Day 2 - Calm Abiding Meditation - working with objects to anchor the wandering mind
Day 3 - Insight Meditation - deepening stability to explore our own true nature
Type of Event
Saturday, 4/7/18 1-2:30 pm
Saturday, 4/14/18 1-2:30 pm
Saturday 4/21/18 1-2:30 pm
Westerners face a unique set of obstacles when walking the path of meditation. Our fast‐ paced, high‐pressure lifestyle carries over into the way we approach meditation practice, and we often have difficulty achieving genuine relaxation of body and mind.
Dza Kilung Rinpoche’s book, “The Relaxed Mind” presents a seven‐ step practice adapted from the authentic Tibetan Buddhist meditation tradition. Students will learn effective techniques to counteract the overwhelming distractions of our culture; to develop calm, clarity, and wisdom; and to reduce stress, anxiety and depression in our busy modern world.
Experienced practitioners, as well as beginning meditators, will benefit from this opportunity to discover what is possible when we release tension on every level—from the physical body, to the heart, to the subtlest energies of the mind.
Michael Hess is a Tibetan Buddhist, meditation instructor and western yogi. He has been meditating for 25 years and is an authorized instructor for the seven-step method for learning meditation taught by Dza Kilung Rinpoche in The Relaxed Mind. Michael lived and studied in Tibet and has traveled extensively throughout the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, India and China.