Turning the Mind into an Ally
with Betsy Pond
August 31 / 10:00 AM - August 31 / 3:00 PM
Learn to train and calm the mind through the practice of meditation. Ideal for beginners as well as those who would like to stabilize and deepen their meditation experience. This one day workshop is based on Turning the Mind into an Ally, the best-selling book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
This program will give practical instructions for living in an awakened way through peaceful abiding meditation, which connects us with our mind’s inherent stability, clarity, and strength. The workshop will also include basic grounding in the principles of meditation, as well as contemplative techniques to gain insight into the state of our mind and the state of our life.
Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We're left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don't we think about training our minds?
Turning the Mind into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
We will go out to lunch at a nearby restaurant.
We would greatly appreciate your registering online before the class, so that we can anticipate class size for material preparation.
Registration is confirmed by payment. We accept payment plans, e.g. post-dated checks. If full payment is an obstacle, please contact the Head of Way of Shambhala, Jackie Snyder email@example.com for other options.
If you have the means to provide a full or partial scholarship for someone else to attend this program, your donation is welcomed.
If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org or Shastri Betsy Pond after July 1 email@example.com