Leading up to the Westchester Buddhist Center’s sixth annual retreat at the Garrison Institute on February 16-23, 2018, Derek Kolleeny discusses the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one here.
Leading up to the Westchester Buddhist Center’s sixth annual retreat at the Garrison Institute on February 16-23, 2018, Derek Kolleeny discusses the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. This is part one of a two-part series.
The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma online courses are now available as a self-guided series that outlines the entire Buddhist path as taught by one of the great masters, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and interpreted by his student and editor Judy Lief. Register here
Sunday, February 26, (10 AM - 4:30 PM)
Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington. View directions & map
Please join us for our annual celebration of Losar, the Lunar New Year on Sunday February 26th at Eileen Fisher Headquarters in Irvington. Activities will go from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm but you may come for any part or all of it. Please feel free to bring friends, family members, significant others, co-workers, etc – this is a great opportunity to introduce them to how you have been spending your Sundays.
The Mandala Principle: Transforming Confusion into Wisdom-Practice Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa. A Retreat with Judy Lief, June 16-25, 2017.
View upcoming events here.
Aligned Center also hosts meditation sessions every weekday morning, from 8:30 - 9am. Kick off your 2017 and jumpstart your days by sitting in community. This invitation is free and open to the public.
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
The Aligned Center is a community space that offers offices for people who desire greater connection, balance, and growth in their workday. Through its events, guiding teachers, and members, the Aligned Center is inspiring growth in four dimensions: Heartfelt Community, Lifelong Learning, Mindful Awareness, and Financial Abundance.
The Aligned Center is a division of Aligned Wealth. Learn more: www.alignedwealthllc.com.
The Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project exists to preserve the teachings of the Vidyadhara the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and to facilitate the practice, study, and application of those teachings by as broad a public as possible in order to foster wisdom and compassion throughout society. To view their year end fund raising update and appeal, click here: http://chogyamtrungpa.com/year-end-2016/
"An Exploration of the Depth and Variety of Meditation Experience"
Westchester Buddhist Center's retreat February 10-17th 2017 at Garrison Institute will focus on the dynamics of meditation practice – what it is, what are its main varieties, how each of them functions and how each can serve as a means for understanding and transforming our minds.
The retreat will be led by John Baker, Jane Kolleeny and Derek Kolleeny, all of whom are experienced dharma teachers, authorized by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the Kagyu-Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Are you interested or involved in bringing mindfulness and/or meditation to the school or workplace? If so, we would like to invite you to participate in a group conversation on this subject. We will meet on a Sunday afternoon at our meditation center at the Eileen Fisher corporate offices in Irvington.
Dear Westchester Buddhist Center Community,
From time to time we would like to bring to your attention to other organizations whose activities complement ours, chronicleproject.com and ocean.chronicleproject.com. These are two online resources that share our mission to preserve and propagate the teachings and practices of Tibetan Buddhism and in particular those of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
In the Dharma,
Derek, Jane and John
The Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Chronicles is a celebration of Trungpa Rinpoche’s life and teachings. At its core, the Chronicles is an oral history project, recording the recollections of his students and others who knew him. It is also a forum for news, tributes, articles and interviews that trace his legacy and influences into the current era. The Chronicles serves the students of Trungpa Rinpoche, members of the extended Shambhala community, students of the many authentic Buddhist masters currently teaching in the West, and people who are inspired by his life and teachings for a wide variety of reasons. This all-inclusive, or pan-sangha, is Trungpa Rinpoche's extended community of students. Just as Padmasambhava is the essential guru for almost all Tibetans, Trungpa Rinpoche fulfills that role for a growing number of dharma practitioners in the West.
The Chronicles is a public site. All of its content is available free of charge. Visit us here: https://www.chronicleproject.com/
The mission of Ocean, the Vast Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is to further the study and practice of Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings, and to nurture a community of old and new students alike. Ocean provides both introductory classes and a broad curriculum of in depth learning, drawing from all aspects of Chögyam Trungpa’s teachings, and is creating a network of support for all levels of dharma practice, and collaborating with the variety of other initiatives by Chögyam Trungpa’s students furthering his teachings. Please visit Ocean and dive in!
Starting September 14th, we will have the customary Dharma Gathering format for three weeks running — now called BuddhaDharma Sangha, from 7 to 9 pm in Mt. Kisco. Then in October and into November, “How to Meditate - Part 2” will meet at 7:50, so our open meditation will end by 7:45 pm to allow for that.
From time to time we would like to bring events to your attention that we are not directly involved in, but are unique events with teachers with whom we have a deep connection, events that may not be well publicized, events that may have limited space and will soon fill up. There is one such event coming up on September 7th that we would like to let you know about and encourage you to consider attending. It is a public talk by Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, a wonderful Tibetan teacher whom we have hosted in the past and with whom we have a deep connection, and Erric Solomon. Below is the information on this talk in NYC and a link to the website to purchase tickets.
On September 15th, join us for an evening of teachings and exploration on "Navigating in Difficult Times" with John Tarrant Roshi. Open to all!
Westchester Buddhist Center (WBC) is excited to be joining with the Mt. Kisco Center for Health & Healing (CFHH) to offer open meditation every Wednesday evening! Next meeting is Wednesday September 14th.
From time to time we would like to bring events to your attention that we are not directly involved in, but are unique events with teachers with whom we have a deep connection, events that may not be well publicized, events that may have limited space and will soon fill up. There is one such event coming up on July 13th that we would like to let you know about and encourage you to consider attending. It is a public talk by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a wonderful Tibetan teacher whom we have hosted in the past and with whom we have a deep “family lineage” connection through our teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and Mingyur Rinpoche’s father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Mingyur Rinpoche is also the brother of another teacher we have hosted, Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month, from 7pm - 8:30 pm
Starting April 13
Westchester Buddhist Center (WBC) is excited to be joining with the Mt. Kisco Center for Health & Healing (CFHH) to convene a monthly sitting group! Sessions will include meditation instruction for those new to the practice, meditation practice, and a short presentation on Buddhist meditation and insight, followed by discussion and refreshments. Sessions will be lead by Derek Kolleeny.
WBC Northern Sitting Meditation Group at Lake Katonah Club meet every Monday evening at 7pm. Meditation instruction available.