ONE-DAY MEDITATION WORKSHOP IN IRVINGTON IN MAY
Learn to Meditate or Deepen your Practice
The Path of Meditation of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019
10 AM - 5 PM (Lunch break from 1-2 pm)
THE ALIGNED CENTER
1 BRIDGE STREET, SUITE 64, IRVINGTON, NY 10533.
See directions below.
Taught by Derek Kolleeny
Suggested donation $30 *
Meditation is a process of working through our self-deception
– Chögyam Trungpa
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Join us for this special one-day program designed for both beginning and experienced meditators.
The meditation technique taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche is uniquely different from other forms of meditation and in many ways contrary to the usual notions about meditation. His view was that “Meditation is a process of working through our self-deception.”
In this workshop we will explore the nuances of his version in general and in particular his presentation of the traditional two stages of Buddhist meditation:
Shamatha — diffusing mental and emotional energy through the development of mindfulness (focused attention), awareness (open monitoring), and alertness (embodied presence). This leads to a stable, strong and resilient state of being.
Vipashyana — insight which transforms mental and emotional patterns of fixation through the process of exploring one’s conceptual framework, understanding its source, and transforming attachment by relaxing self-imposed limitations. This leads to a relaxed, intuitive and compassionate state of being.
The workshop will include talks, practice sessions, interviews and guided meditations on loving kindness, embodiment, equanimity and emptiness. Led by one of WBC’s four senior teachers, Derek Kolleeny.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Derek Kolleeny is a Westchester Buddhist Center Founding Board Member and Teacher
Derek began the practice and study of Buddhism in 1976 and soon became a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, attending his first of many Naropa Institute summer sessions in 1977. He earned a B.A. from Harvard College in the Comparative Study of World Religions, focused on Buddhism, including study of Sanskrit and Tibetan languages. More >
ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS
The Aligned Center
1 Bridge Street, Suite 64, Irvington, 10533 NY
Aligned Center is situated right above the Red Hat restaurant, next to WBC's usual Irvington location at the Eileen Fisher Headquarters
Park in the large lot in front of MP Taverna and walk into courtyard to the right of the Eileen Fisher Lab
Go straight ahead to the "Foundry" entrance
The office is on the second floor right at the top of the stairs
*WBC maintains a policy of making our programs affordable to all. Those with limited income please offer what you can afford on this page.