Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7pm to 8:30pm
at Jewel Heart Center
Note: Venerable Amy Miller will be joining us on January 9 and 23.
Our next meditation series will start on Tuesday, January 9. We will offer a series of visualizations on the positive qualities we can develop in ourselves: complete freedom from negative habits, the unlimited ability to help all others, enlightened energy, and infinite love and compassion. Deity visualizations along with mantra recitation are a very powerful technique enabling us to connect with our highest potential. By reaching beyond our ordinary, often limited vision of who we are and opening ourselves to our buddha potential, we make transformation possible. Each session will focus on an inspiring quality of the enlightened mind manifesting as an enlightened being: Vajrasattva, Tara, Shakyamuni Buddha, and Chenrezig. Ven. Amy Miller will lead the first session.
This series incorporates advice and practices to build into one’s own meditation practice, as well as suggestions about how to enhance these practices in our daily lives. It is most beneficial to attend the entire series, although it is also possible to attend individual sessions. The series is geared toward people who already have some experience of Buddhism and meditation, but it is also completely accessible to beginners.
Dates, Time, and Topics:
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30pm:
Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30pm:
January 9: Vajrasattva (purification) led by Ven. Amy Miller
January 16: Tara (enlightened activity)
January 23: Buddha Shakyamuni led by Ven. Amy Miller
January 30: Chenrezig (compassion)
Jewel Heart Center, 260 West Broadway, NYC 10013
Directions: 260 West Broadway is just below Canal Street. The entrance is in the St. John’s Lane alleyway that runs parallel to and between Varick Street and 6th Avenue. Here is a map showing the location of Jewel Heart Center.
Subway Transportation: 1 to Franklin St.; A, C, E to Canal St.; N, R to Canal St
Fee: $10 per session, Shantideva Meditation Members: $9 per session
Funds go directly to help cover the cost of space rental and administrative expenses.
No registration necessary.
About the Facilitators:
Ven. Amy Miller has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche. She has directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat as well as many shorter ones. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Venerable teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com. Ven. Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of online courses produced by FPMT.