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  • Anxiety
  • Meditation
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Tibetan Buddhism

Bardos for Everyday Life: Practices to Transform Obstacles & Unwanted Experiences

What You’ll Learn

Bardos for everyday life are referred to as “intermediate states” in Tibetan Buddhism. They are described as moments or gaps that interrupt the continuity of daily living, such as loss, shock, or sustained uncertainty.


The course will include several exercises to help us overcome these obstacles by using exercises such as, “Emergency meditations” (one breath or anti-complaint meditation) designed to help us negotiate the end of a relationship, the termination of a job, or even the uncertainty of COVID 19.


Other exercises taught will include contemplations, formal meditations like Vipashyana; the power of narrative, and much more. By the end of the series you will have the tools to face challenges; ways to reduce anxiety/fear; cultivated confidence; and secure a full skill set to assist others during difficult times.

Topic highlights include:

    • The course will include several exercises to help us overcome these obstacles by using exercises such as, “Emergency meditations” (one breath or anti-complaint meditation) designed to help us negotiate the end of a relationship, the termination of a job, or even the uncertainty of COVID 19.
    • Other exercises taught will include contemplations, formal meditations like Vipashyana; the power of narrative, and much more.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for a limited time only.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Core practices used during this series:

  • Shamatha (tranquility) meditation: to stabilize the mind.
  • Open Awareness meditation: to cultivate receptivity and equanimity. Contemplations and emergency meditations: One-breath meditation (from the Mahamudra tradition of Tibetan Buddhism), to be used on the spot to ventilate charged situations.
  • Complaint Meditation (a hybrid of psychology/Buddhism): to stay embodied when you feel the urge to criticize, complain, or gossip.
  • Happiness contemplations: 2-3 progressive contemplations on how to practice unconditional happiness.
  • Bardo or “pause” practice: to work with impulse control. A refinement of the one-breath practice—both of which are very practical.

Free Intro class on Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

  • PreRequisites: None
  • Supplies list for the class: NA
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

A Weekly Class
(5 Sessions) Wednesdays, September 23 – October 21, 2020, 7:00 – 9:30 pm EST (9:00 – 9:30 Q&A)

Bardos for Everyday Life: Practices to Transform Obstacles & Unwanted Experiences

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  • 5 Session(s)
  • Sep 23 2020 07:00 PM EST
  • Classes fill up fast and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve your spot today.

Members

$120

Non-Members

$135

Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek has completed the traditional three-year Buddhist meditation training and offers seminars internationally on the art of dying, meditation, and lucid dreaming.

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