April 2020 Virtual Sangha Events

Greetings Dharma Friends,We hope you are all well and taking good care of yourself and your loved ones. 
Virtual Sangha will continue through the month of April. We are very happy to welcome Debra Ann Robinson-Menzies on April 14 for Dharma  discussion and Meditation. Debra Ann is a student of Thrangu Rinpoche since 1985.To participate in our Virtual Sangha, you will get an invite via email to the Zoom meeting on the day of each event. Looking forward to see you all there,
Take care,
Karmapa Chenno!
Your Dharma Family at Santa Monica KTC

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April 7
7:00 – 8:45 PM 
Chenrezig Practice
April 14
7:00 – 8:45 PM 
Debra Ann Meditation and Dhrama talk  
April 21
7:00 – 8:45 PM 
Short Chenrezig + Dharma Talk
April 28
7:00 – 8:45 PM 
Debra Ann Meditation and Dhrama talk  
Inspirational Quote:The most essential point of the meditation posture is to keep the back straight, like “an arrow” or “a pile of golden coins.” The “inner energy,” or prana , will then flow easily through the subtle channels of the body, and your mind will find its true state of rest. Don’t force anything. The lower part of the spine has a natural curve; it should be relaxed but upright. Your head should be balanced comfortably on your neck. It is your shoulders and the upper part of your torso that carry the strength and grace of the posture, and they should be held in strong poise, but without any tension.
Sit with your legs crossed. You do not have to sit in the “full-lotus” posture, which is emphasized more in advanced yoga practice. The crossed legs express the unity of life and death, good and bad, skillful means and wisdom, masculine and feminine principles, samsara and nirvana, and the humor of nonduality. Rest your hands comfortably covering your knees. This is called the “mind in comfort and ease” posture. If you prefer to sit on a chair, keep your legs relaxed, and be sure always to keep your back straight.
Rigpa Glimpse of the Day
 Teaching Link:Mingyur Rinpoche – The Four Liberations
 

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