Tue Sep 27 2022
Meditation is the means of connecting more fully with the world of our own experience. It is a path of complete openness of heart and mind, through which we come to realise the indestructible heart essence that is our true nature. This benefits both ourselves and others.
We put emphasis on the practice of formless meditation and developing the view of openness. Once or twice a year we run short courses (4-5 weeks duration) focussing on the main elements of formless meditation. At other times topics from the Path of Freedom course are presented.
For the Autumn/Winter term we will be giving talks on the Four Noble Truths with Rigdzin Shikpo’s Never Turn Away as background reading. More information on this book can be found here.
We meet weekly online via Zoom to practise meditation together and to deepen our understanding of Buddhist teachings. The group is currently led by Caroline Seymour, Wendy Lowes, and Dan Raymond. Each session starts with meditation, followed by a talk and discussion:
7.00pm Formless Meditation
7.45pm – 8.30pm Teaching and Discussion
The class follows a term-based structure, roughly equivalent to the usual school term dates, but with occasional breaks for Bank Holidays and retreats. For more information and to receive the Zoom link please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome complete beginners as well as more experienced students. Our current schedule of classes can be found here: https://www.longchenfoundation.org/event/pof-oxford-autumn-winter-2022/all/