Releasing into Presence: Meditation, Mantra & Movement with Lopön Chandra
Tue Jan 31 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
The Berkeley Alembic | Berkeley, CA
About this Event
In this class, we’ll experience the benefits meditation, mantra, and movement have to offer our body, mind, and soul. Classes will be relaxing, rejuvenating, and fun, enhanced by community and collective practice. Weaving together mystical stories, meditations, mantra, movement and singing chants, Chandra offers practices that facilitate releasing into presence with ease and comfort. All are welcome.
Meditation: Experience a richness of techniques for developing shamatha, calm abiding, and vipashyana, insight. These will include mindfulness of breathing, an especially effective approach to soothing the body and calming the discursive mind, and more advanced techniques called “settling the mind in its natural state” and “awareness of awareness.”
Mantra: Explore mantra recitation and chanting, both with and without musical accompaniment. Chandra will share a variety of mantras and melodies from the Buddhist and Hindu tradition, including melodies from her 21 Taras Collective project.
Movement: Practice gentle and accessible yoga and/or meditative movement/dance to bring more comfort and ease to your meditation and life.
One Tuesday each month (dates TBD), Chandra will be joined by various musical guests to facilitate a deepening of devotion through sound, mantra, and kirtan.
1.There is a large, free parking lot. For detailed directions, see: https://berkeleyalembic.org/contact
2. Doors will LOCK at 7pm. Please arrive early so you don't get locked out!
Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton is a teacher, writer, and translator of Tibetan Buddhism. She has taught Buddhism and Yoga around the world since 2001 and co-translated Sublime Dharma: A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection, published in 2012.
In 2015, she was given the title of senior lead teacher, Dorje Lopön (Varjāchārya), by Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche. She is on the Tara Mandala Board of Directors, Executive Council, and the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Council, which addresses the under-representation of people from different cultural, racial, sexual orientation, and social backgrounds in the Dharma and at Tara Mandala.
She is currently writing a book on the twenty-one Taras in Buddhist Tantra. She is collaborating with musicians, Nina Rao and Genevieve Walker, on their joint project, the 21 Taras Collective, which aims to bring the 21 Taras alive through mantra, music, and meditation. She lives in Berkeley, CA.
Visit www.chandra.easton.com to learn more.
Where is it happening?The Berkeley Alembic, 2820 Seventh Street, Berkeley, United States
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