Shantideva Meditation Center’s Capital Campaign.
Help us reach our goal of $30,000.00 by September 15, 2017
Thanks to the vast generosity and compassion of a patron, Shantideva Meditation Center will be moving into a beautiful home of our own in Park Slope, Brooklyn at the end of 2017. While our patron is completely renovating the space from a former bicycle shop into a gorgeous space ideal for meditation and yoga, we will need to furnish and decorate it entirely from scratch. Our Capital Campaign will enable us to create a beautiful and welcoming home and keep us financially sustainable in this year of transition. Graphic design by Mercedeh Mirshamsi.
Unveiling the Tibetan Buddhist Canon: An Intact Legacy from the Land of Snows with Dr. Paul Hackett
In this talk, Dr. Paul Hackett will provide an overview and discussion of the texts that comprise the Tibetan Buddhist canon and how they relate to the overall study and practice of the Buddhist tradition. He will open a gateway for those beginning to learn about Buddhism while guiding more experienced students towards further avenues of study and practice.
This public talk will be offered as part of our celebration of Saka Dawa, the joyous holiday celebrating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. Please join us on this special day!
Friday, June 9 from 7pm to 9pm
Tuesday Meditation Series:
Four Ways to Improve the World and Our Experience of It
Traditionally known as the four immeasurables, loving kindness, compassion, equanimity, and joy are immeasurable because they can develop limitlessly as we expand the number of beings we include in our scope of sharing. Through a series of integrated meditations and discussions, we’ll train together in developing these qualities one by one so that we can make their cultivation part of our daily habits.
Tuesdays: May 9 – May 30 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Discovering Buddhism Study Group:
How to Meditate
We will discuss the definition and purpose of meditation and learn basic meditation skills, including how to sit properly, how to set up a meditation session, the different types of meditation techniques, and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to meditation.
Wednesdays, May 10 – June 28 from 7pm to 9pm
Pujas are powerful ceremonial practices that help us achieve success and harmony in our daily lives and progress swiftly in our spiritual development. Relied on by Buddhist practitioners for centuries, pujas incorporate meditation, visualization, and prayers to help generate positive potential (merit).
Friday, June 2 from 7pm to 9pm
Friday, June 16 from 7pm to 9pm
New Tuesday Meditation: Dealing with Difficult People
A new Tuesday meditation series begins June 6! We will offer again the successful series from last year, a topic that challenges us all: how to deal with difficult people. Through a series of integrated meditations and discussions, we will explore methods for handling difficult situations and people. This series incorporates advice and practices to use between sessions, and we’ll check in on our experiences each week.
Tuesdays: June 6-27
Teachings with Ven. Robina Courtin
Ven. Robina will spend two weeks in New York City! Venerable will give teachings on several topics including meditation in the Mahayana tradition, radical methods for counteracting self-cherishing, and how to practice both method and wisdom on our path towards enlightenment. She will also give refuge and lead a guru puja..
Tuesday, July 11-Saturday, July 22
Light of the Path Retreat 2017
Registration is now open! Light of the Path Retreat 2017 is the fifth of a 5-year series of teaching retreats led by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and hosted by Kadampa Center – FPMT, Raleigh, NC.