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      September 21, 2019

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      Bissett School of Business, EB 1014 , 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
      Calgary, Alberta

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      Calming the Mind - Joy of Living 1 Calgary 2019

      Calming the Mind Joy of Living 1 Meditation Workshop Hosted by Tergar Canada   With Senior Tergar Instructor Myoshin Kelley  Assisted by Facilitator Jess McNally Calgary, Alberta, Canada In this weekend workshop we will learn how cultivating awareness can help create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. The practice of meditation enables us to transform all experiences, even difficult emotions and painful thoughts, into sources of joy. Over the course of the weekend, we will explore the landscape of our experience with mindful awareness, learning how to use the body, sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions, and even awareness itself as supports for meditation.  The schedule for this workshop includes video teachings by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presentations on the key points of meditation practice by Tergar instructor Myoshin Kelly and facilitator Jess McNally, as well as guided meditations and discussion. This workshop is suitable for people of all faiths, as well as both beginning and experienced meditators. About the Instructor: Myoshin Kelley attended her first meditation retreat in 1975 at the age of 20. Through the ensuing years she has received dharma instructions from several renowned Buddhist meditation teachers in the Theravada, Zen, and Vajrayana traditions. She spent fifteen years as a meditation teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, USA. Myoshin is a long-time student of Mingyur Rinpoche and a senior instructor for the Tergar Meditation Community. Date/Time:  Saturday, September 21st, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, September 22nd 9 a.m. –  5 p.m.    Location: Mount Royal University Bissett School of Business, EB 1014 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW Calgary, Alberta Canada Suggested Donation (all in CDN) for Sat & Sun: Basic: $140 — This covers the actual cost of the program. Sponsor: $200 — This level allows us to offer a reduced price to those on a limited income. Reduced: $110 — Reduced fee for those on a limited income (e.g. full-time students) Repeated: $110 - Special fee for those have previously attended a Joy of Living weekend workshop. If the admission fee creates an obstacle to attending this event, please contact us. Cancellation Policy: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days prior to the event.  Contact: Jess McNally    jess@tergar.org                     Program  There are three main programs in our community. The Joy of Living is a path of meditation that can be followed by anyone, regardless of religious or cultural orientation. The Path of Liberation is an extension of the Joy of Living and provides a path of meditation practice for those who feel inspired to follow the Buddhist path. Our Exploring Buddhism program offers a course of study based on the core teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The Joy of Living program contains three levels: Calming the Mind Opening the Heart Awakening Wisdom    Level 1: Calming the Mind In the first level of the Joy of Living, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches how awareness meditation can be used to create a peaceful mind and joyful heart. Awareness meditation allows us to use any situation or experience, even difficult emotions and physical pain, as a gateway to inner peace. In this level, you will learn: How to rest in open awareness, a state of spacious and alert presence How to use visual objects, sounds, tastes, and other sense objects as supports for awareness in meditation How to transform your relationship to physical pain, difficult emotions, and destructive thought patterns using the practice of awareness meditation How to deal with distractions and obstacles in meditation, such as excessive thought activity, sleepiness, and discouragement How to start a daily meditation practice, including the correct meditation posture and the ideal length of a meditation session Completed 2 days Joy of Living workshop plus 50 hours of practice, you are qualified to join Joy of Living 2 – opening the heart. Level 2: Opening the Heart In the second level of the Joy of Living, Mingyur Rinpoche teaches how meditating on love, compassion, joy and equanimity can open our hearts to the world around us and decrease the self-fixation that lies at the root of suffering. In this level, you will learn: How our tendency to fixate on our own wellbeing creates anxiety and suffering How positive mental states like love and compassion erode the causes of dissatisfaction How these positive mental states can be cultivated through meditation How ordinary experiences, and even “negative” factors like difficult emotions and physical pain, can be transformed into sources of empathy and compassion using the practice of meditation Completion of Joy of Living 2 plus 50 hours of practice, you are qualified to join Joy of living 3.   Level 3: Awakening Wisdom In the third level of the Joy of Living, Mingyur Rinpoche offers guidance on the practice of insight meditation, a profound form of meditation that uproots the causes of anxiety and suffering. In this level, you will learn: How to use insight meditation to break through the distorted ideas that create confusion and suffering How to see beyond superficial thoughts and emotions to the basic goodness that lies within How our rigid beliefs about ourselves and the world around us keep us locked in a cycle of dissatisfaction and anxiety How to see things as they actually are, rather than the mistaken version of reality that we project onto the world Completion Joy of Living 3 plus 75 hours of practice, you are qualified to join Path of Liberation program.

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