The Namgyal Meditations led by Bonni Ross
Sunday October 23rd at 10.00am
As part of the traditional Labour Weekend gathering (Friday 21st -Sunday 23rd) Bonni Ross will give teachings and guided meditation practice in commemoration and celebration of Namgyal Rinpoche. Everybody is welcome. Please come up to the Centre and take part.
THE NAMGYAL MEDITATIONS
Namgyal Rinpoche once told us he considered himself to be a conservative. He explained that he meant “one who preserves or conserves things that are precious.” For many of us, that meant the rigour with which he conveyed the essence of the practices and philosophical supports of the traditional Buddhist cultures, right up to the morning of the day of his passing away in October 2003.
In the 1980’s and early 90’s he crafted and taught a series of practices which he called “universalist.” They were designed for all beings, not only those inclined to religious practices, especially if they were culturally unfamiliar. These offer the essential ingredients of the purification and developmental meditative process of traditional Buddhadharma in verbal and symbolic language familiar to western-educated and scientifically conditioned people.
This year we will celebrate Namgyal Rinpoche’s life by recalling this very personal legacy, sprung from the depth of his vast understanding of the nature of universal consciousness meeting with the conditioning of people much like us.
The morning will be followed by a hearty Wangapeka gluten and dairy free lunch.
You are welcome to offer dana for the teachings and for the cook. Lunch will be provided for all.
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