Instruction in the Calm Abiding Meditation: A Foundational Meditation of Bon

Olmo Ling Bon Center, 1101 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

With Ransom Towsley

Thursday March 3, March 10, March 17, and March 24, from 7-8:30pm

Join this four-week course to learn Calm Abiding Meditation. Meditation is a skillful way to peace, freedom and liberation. Meditation means becoming familiar with the true nature of the mind. We become familiar with the functioning of our mind, our conditioning and our dominant emotions. This enables us to take care of them. Meditation is the process of developing a harmonious connection between the physical, emotional and mental dimensions of our being.

There are many kinds of meditations from different traditions. Calm Abiding Meditation is a basic foundational meditation for those new to Bon. This meditation is the first phase of meditation in the Bon tradition and stabilizes the mind. These instructions for Calm Abiding Meditation are contained in the 10th chapter of the root text of Meton Sherab Woser, an 11th century Bon master.

In this course you will learn:

  • A brief history of Bon
  • Prerequisite requirements for meditation
  • Nine breaths of purification
  • Five-fold posture
  • Calm Abiding Meditation
  • How to overcome obstacles to meditation
  • Nine stages of stabilizing the mind
Instructor: Ransom Towsley has practiced meditation in different Buddhist and Eastern traditions for more than 20 years. He is a senior student of Tempa Lama and has received many transmissions from him, including the Calm Abiding Meditation Instructor training.

Workshop costs: Olmo Ling members: $60, non-members: $65.
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