Shedra Primer

Shedra Primer with Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, September 8-10, 2017

POISING THE MIND FOR INSIGHT:

Engaging analytical meditation as a devotional path

When we take up the task of our own awakening through direct investigation, it gives spirituality traction in the context of our day-to-day lives. We cannot expect spiritual transcendence while entrenched in the realm of fixed ideas and vague assumptions. The analytical approach of “Madhyamaka,“ or the Middle Way, is a progressive and powerful path designed to free our minds from suffering and confusion. 

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel describes the teachings of the Middle Way as “magical,” and the investigative approach to insight as a devotional pursuit. In this 5-talk weekend she will introduce us to the very most central Buddhist principle: interdependence, and guide us through many analytical meditations and lively discussions. 

 


FRIDAY SCHEDULE
Talk 6:00 - 8:00 pm

SATURDAY & SUNDAY SCHEDULE 
Opening Chants/Sitting Meditation: 8:30-9:30 am
Break: 9:30-10:00 am
Morning Talk: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00-1:00 pm
Discussion Groups: 1:00-1:45 pm
Afternoon Talk: 2:00-4:00 pm
Closing Chants: 4:00-4:30 pm
Clean up: 4:30-5:00 pm