Who Am I?
November 1 @ 7:30 pm - November 22 @ 9:30 pm America/ChicagoUSD 125
with Shastri David Stone
Contact person: Susanne Keniley
Take this opportunity to join us throughout November as we explore together the fundamental questions of what it means to be human and to identify as an individual self – Who Am I? Together we will engage with an open heart and mind to explore our personal experiences and the teachings of Shambhala Buddhism. Topics to be explored include basic goodness, no-self, the arising of the ego as the 5 skandhas, one’s cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. We will practice contemplative investigations of the self and mindfulness meditation.
This course offers an introduction to the basic view and teachings of Shambhala. The six class course includes meditation instruction, discussion groups, talks, and question and answer sessions. Note that three of the classes will be held on one day.
David Stone has been practicing and studying in the Shambhala community since becoming a student of Chogyam Trungpa in 1974. He was appointed as a shastri for the Chicago Center by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2010. Alongside Shambhala teaching duties, he is a senior teacher of Mudra Space Awareness, an authorizaed instructor in Eva Wong’s Daoist qigong lineage and is self-employed as a Five Element acupuncturist in Evanston.
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