Do We Know What We Are Doing When We Meditate?
A conversation with Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe on the pitfalls of getting it wrong.
Dates: 24 October 2017
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Meditation should not be used simply to calm the mind; to go into a deep state of relaxation. Of course, there are techniques for this kind of meditation, but calmness without insight, is not very useful. In other words it will not dilute our habitual
If we are just calm – if our mind is calm – and we are meditating, we may have a sense of well being, there may not be anything particularly disturbing, but in that state we have not seen anything. We have gained no real insight, If we have not gained any insight, then it cannot be transformative. All that this type of meditation may do is to give us some kind of relief. It is like taking time out, you take time out, relax and then you go back into what we call the samsaric frey.
Please join us for an evening of discussion as we question why and how we are meditating.
Price: $18 per session
Place: 28-30 Pollen Street, Ponsonby Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +649 376 6113
Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Drogmi Buddhist Institute in Sydney, Australia.
He is one of the most knowledgeable and respected teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in Australia. His excellent command of English and understanding of the Western ways provides his teachings with a clarity and wisdom accessible to all.
Khenpo-la teaches extensively overseas and in Australia.