Meditation Practice and Dharma discussion with Marcela Clavijo
I would like to thank my friend Carolyn for her kindness. Her studio is a haven where listening, contemplation, and meditation can take place. We meet two Saturdays a month and would be happy to have you drop in and join our community of practitioners.
When we meditate, we are accustoming our mind to its true nature, which is clear, accommodating, equanimous, open, and unfettered. When we meditate, we are accustoming ourselves to the truth.
We are studying Geshe Chekawa's Lojong, or Seven Point Mind Training in order to
- Transform self cherishing attitudes into an attitude of caring for all;
- Learn to see our problems as the source of our understanding and love;
- Grow up by eradicating compulsive behavior, cultivating bravery, and developing universal responsibility.
Some of you have asked me, and in case some of you are wondering:
I am a Certified Junior Intermediate 1 Iyengar Teacher and have studied with the Iyengar Family in Pune and study with Manuoso Manos and Patricia Walden. Since 1995, I have been listening to my teacher, Khenpo Pema Wangdak speak of matters that have become increasingly important to me. In 2003, I received novice ordination and instruction from Chokye Trichen Rinpoche in Nepal. I have done meditation retreats at Pema T'sal Monastery in Nepal and at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia. I am indescribably grateful to HH Dalai Lama and HH Sakya Trizin for their profound Root Teachings. I am inspired by the example and instruction received from Venerables Robina Courtin, Tenzin Palmo, and Pema Chodron.