Join Tibetan born Dza Kilung Rinpoche along with beloved wisdom teachers Joel & Michell Levey for this afternoon of insight, meditation practice, and practical techniques of sharing courageous wisdom and creative compassion.
Rinpoche will also share insights and wisdom from his lineage as well as from his latest book The Relaxed Mind. After arriving in the United States, it became clear to Rinpoche that his Western students responded differently to traditional meditation instructions.
Because of our fast-paced, high-pressure lifestyles, Westerners find slowing down and relaxing to be difficult, and this often carries into our meditation. Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed his Relaxed Mind techniques specifically for Westerners. These teachings are adapted from traditional instructions and are designed to counteract the overwhelming distraction we all face.
Join Dza Kilung Rinpoche in learning to release tension while attaining deeper concentration and focus. These practices work for both novice and experienced meditators; helping everyone to intensify their practice become increasingly centered and calm.
Kilung Rinpoche (www.kilung.org/about-kilung-rinpoche) is the fifth reincarnation of H.H. Jigme Ngotsar Gyatso, the enlightened yogi who built Kilung Monastery in Tibet in the 18th century. He teaches Dharma worldwide including in his native Tibet where his monastery is being rebuilt after a devastating fire.
More about Dza Kilung Rinpoche at http://www.kilung.org/about-kilung-rinpoche/
Michelle & Joel Levey, are regarded as early pioneers introducing wisdom teachings inspired by contemplative science into higher education, medicine, business, government, and sports arenas since the early 70s. Over the past 45 years they have been fortunate to study closely with many of the most respected Dharma teachers of our times. Joel started the first mindfulness meditation center in Seattle in the mid 70s and together they have offered teachings at many centers in the NW and around the globe. The Dalai Lama, an advisor on a number of Joel & Michelle's projects, praised their work saying: "You are presently engaged in work that has great prospects for bringing the Dharma to people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with these teachings. I am very pleased about the work that you are doing and send you blessings and prayers for your success." Joel & Michelle have worked with colleagues in hundreds of organizations around the globe including: NASA, Google, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Stanford Research Institute, World Government Summit, World Business Academy, Boeing, Microsoft, British Parliament, Catalan Parliament, Washington Athletic Club, SportsMind, M.I.T., International Campaign for Compassionate Cities, and Institute of Noetic Science. They serve as faculty at University of Minnesota Medical School, as contemplative mentors for the Art Monastery Project, ran clinical biofeedback and stress management programs for Group Health and Children's medical centers, and taught graduate programs at the Indian Institute of Management, and Mahidol University in Thailand. Their published works are available in 14 languages and include: Living in Balance: A Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World; Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness; and Wisdom at Work. Michelle & Joel were also blessed to sit a year-long silent meditation retreat sponsored in part by the Dalai Lama. They bi-locate between Seattle and the Big Island of Hawaii where they steward a Dharma learning center and permaculture farm. See: http://WisdomAtWork.com/MindfulnessPioneers/