A Note about Dana
Dana means generosity.
Teachers offer their knowledge and experience freely. When making a donation offering to a teacher, know that your commitment to the practice and teachings are the greatest gift. Yet, monetary gesture is also appreciated. Balance what you can afford with the value of the experience and then trust your heart.
Lama Willa Miller Class
Meditation Practice and Dharma talk with Lama Willa Miller
(one of Janine's main teachers)
Monday night, October 15
Cost: donation (dana)
*join us for a free yoga class at 5:30
TOPIC: Beautiful Feelings
Lama Willa returns to Tranquil Flame again. We are so honored and grateful to receive her gentle yet powerful wisdom and experience.
Meet your challenging feelings and learn to access their wisdom rather than follow the usual habit to judge, resist, suppress or try to "fix" our feelings in some way. This practice is informed by Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Handshake Practice (a practice that extends from the Mahamudra Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism).
Lama Willa B. Miller is the Founder and Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship in Boston, MA and its retreat center Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, NH. She has studied and practiced in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for the last twenty years in the non-sectarian Kagyu, Nyingma and Shangpa lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the years, her teachers and guides have included Kalu Rinpoche, Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Lama Norlha Rinpoche and others. She currently derives inspiration for her practice and teaching from Lama John Makransky, Anam Thubten and Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
She completed two traditional Three Year Retreats in the nineties, was authorized as a lama [Buddhist minister] in 1999, and teaches Tibetan Buddhist practice, meditation and yoga in the Northeast. Her teaching specialties include natural meditation (mahamudra), heart-cultivation (lojong), deity practice, body-based Buddhist yoga, and practices for deep retreat. In addition to her dharma teaching, she has a PhD in Religion at Harvard University.
She is author of the book Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You, a practical guide for getting started on the spiritual path, among other books and articles.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Bring a meditation cushion if you have one, otherwise there will be plenty of blankets, blocks and chairs.