|Lama Adam Berner, Lama Karma Drodhul, Lama Kathy Wesley|
Dear Dharma family,
Lama Kathy, Lama Karma, and Lama Adam will continue to teach at our Sangha on Thursdays, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM PST via Zoom.
Invites will be sent on the day of each event.
July 7 | Chenrezig Practice
July 14 | Lama Kathy | The Whispered Lineage
July 21 | Lama Adam | The Three Commitments: Living the Dream
July 28 | Lama Karma | Guided practice
Donations for Lama Adam, Lama Karma, or Lama Kathy
Looking forward to seeing you all.Karmapa Khyenno!Your Dharma Family at Santa Monica KTC
|ZOOM credentials for our regular sessions will remain the same:|
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Or to call from your phone (any phone works, no smartphone needed):
+1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 872 0469 4084
There are several reasons for keeping your eyes open when you practice meditation. With your eyes open, you are less likely to fall asleep. Then, meditation is not a means of running away from the world, or of escaping from it into a trancelike experience of an altered state of consciousness. On the contrary, it is a direct way to help us truly understand ourselves and to relate to life and the world.
Therefore, in meditation you keep your eyes open, not closed. Instead of shutting out life, you remain open and at peace with everything. You leave all your senses—hearing, seeing, feeling—just open, naturally, as they are, without grasping after their perceptions.
Whatever you see, whatever you hear, leave it as it is, without grasping. Leave the hearing in the hearing, leave the seeing in the seeing, without letting your attachment enter into the perception.
Rigpa Glimpse of the Day
Mingyur Rinpoche: You Are Already a Buddha