Sundays at Eileen Fisher Headquarters
The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation Course
Two Five Week Courses based on the book by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Five Sundays (12:30-2:30 pm)
March 5 - April 2
Suggested Donation: $50 *
Drop in visitors are welcomed.
Location: Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY, 10533. Directions below.
Taught by WBC Senior Teachers Jane Kolleeny Gene Bobker.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Freedom is generally thought of as the ability to achieve goals and satisfy desires. But what are the sources of these goals and desires? If they arise from ignorance, habitual patterns, and negative emotions, is the freedom to pursue these goals true freedom—or is it just a myth?
In this book, Chögyam Trungpa explores the meaning of freedom in the profound context of Tibetan Buddhism. He shows how our attitudes, preconceptions, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. He also explains how meditation can bring into focus the causes of frustration, and how these negative forces can aid us in advancing toward true freedom.
Trungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of contemporary American culture makes this book one of the best sources of the Buddhist doctrine ever written.
Part one includes basic teachings on the Buddhist principals of suffering, egolessness and ego’s styles of imprisonment, and one of the best presentations on the practice of meditation.
Part two includes working with emotions, meditation action, the path of the bodhisattva and key aspects of the vajrayana path.
Classes will include group meditation, presentation, discussion and simple reception. All are encouraged to participate – both new and seasoned practitioners. Please obtain a copy of the book to participate effectively in the course.
* We are committed to making our programs affordable to all. Those with limited income please offer what you can afford in our donation page here and include a note for the program you are offering towards.
Eileen Fisher Headquarters
2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533
As you face the river, the entrance is on your left, on the northwest corner of the building.
- From Route 9, turn onto Main Street, Irvington. Continue down hill (west) towards the train station.
- Turn right on N. Ashton
- Turn left on Bridge Street, continue on to River Street
- Eileen Fisher’s space occupies the 2nd brick building. Turn right into Second Parking Lot
- Enter Eileen Fisher – Door facing River
For those who walk from the Irvington train station. As you face the river, it is the second large building on your left. You enter from the river side, with your back to the river as you go through the door.