The Essence of Meditation & The Nature Mind

In addition to exploring the meaning of meditation, we will look at the three stages of meditation: stillness, insight, and being. We will look at how meditation is able to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety and compulsions and why it has become so popular in the field of psychology. We will explore the difference between mind and the nature of mind as well as how to practically develop and maintain a daily meditation practice. Practical advice as offered by meditation masters Sogyal Rinpoche from his landmark book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying as well as from the American Buddhist Nun Pema Chödron will be shared.