Compassion Education Center Programs – Fall
AWAKENING MEDITATION with Peter Buecker, MD, Every Wednesday, 7:30 – 8:15am
The nature of enlightenment is to live in an enduring state of wakefulness. This is not an achievement, but rather a practice. Join us for this weekly drop-in group practice experience designed to support the ongoing emergence of your highest self. Donation only.
MEDITATION I: THE PATH TO INNER PEACE with Peter Buecker, MD
Life in the world today is fast-paced, stressful, and increasingly complex. This takes its toll on one’s health, well-being, and overall sense of satisfaction with life. In this 4-week class, you will discover your own personal path to inner peace and authentic joy utilizing time-honored practices and teachings presented in a simple, practical, and immediately applicable way. This class is perfect for beginners and experienced meditators alike.
4 Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm, November 2, 9, 16 and 30. Cost: $139
TASTY TIBETAN MOMO CARRYOUT, Friday, November 3, 4 – 7pm
Enjoy some traditional delicacies – Tibetan steamed momos (dumplings) filled with beef /seasonings or with vegetables of all kinds (vegan). Buy momos now for dinner or to reheat for later. Pre-orders requested. Sales benefit the Sacred Arts Tour and 2000 monks living at Drepung Gomang Monastery in India. $10 for 7 OR $20 for 16 beef, veggie or half/half momos with salad.
TRADITIONAL TIBETAN ARTS WORKSHOP, Saturday, November 11, 10am – Noon
Be part of a Tibetan cultural experience! Try your hand at creating a Butter Sculpture, painting a Mani Stone, creating a wrist mala, making a sand mandala and more! Children and adults alike are welcome! $10 fee.
HOUSE AND BUSINESS BLESSINGS by the visiting Sacred Arts Tour monks, October 31 – November 11
Call or email to schedule a house blessing or special event by our 2016-2017 tour monks. 502-614-5616, DrepungGomangCompassion@gmail.com.
PUBLIC TALK: FORMING HABITS FOR HAPPINESS with Gerardo Abboud
Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion is honored to welcome back to Louisville Gerardo Abboud, a respected dharma author and speaker in both English and Spanish. Gerardo is president and teacher of the Dongyuling Center in Argentina, and has served as translator for many lamas, including being His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s interpreter in Latin America since 1992. Join us for this public talk, held in DGCEC’s Compassion Education Center.
Friday, November 17, 7- 9pm, $20 or $10 for Students and Elders
KIRTAN & PRANAYAMA MEDITATION RETREAT with Erik Dennes
Deepen your meditation practice through a day of intensive practice which will calm your body and mind through use of relaxation techniques, chanting, and pranayama (breath). You will learn about the different levels of distraction which occur as you meditate, and how to counter these levels of distraction with appropriate methods. You will calm your body and mind through repetitive singing of a Sanskrit mantra accompanied with tanpura (an Indian drone instrument used as a background for Indian classical music). You will learn and use, with guided practice, different pranayama (breathing techniques) which deeply relax the mind and stabilize the mental field. Silent meditation sessions will progress from shorter to longer as you learn to use the techniques to counter various levels of mental distraction.
Four 90-minute to 2-hour sessions with breaks. Simple lunch and dinner included. Sat, Dec 9, 9am – 8pm, $85 Fee; Early Bird $75 by Nov 24