Special Webcast Announcement: We are delighted to announce a webcast of a two-day teaching by the International Buddhist Academy’s Venerable Khenpo Kunsang Choephel on ‘Shamatha Meditation’ (calm abiding) at Kathmandu, Nepal on August 1st and 2nd, 2020. The teachings will be given in English.
Registration for the webcast of this event is now open to Gompa member-supporters at www.gompaservices.com. Registration and viewing will be available until August 31st, 2020. At the time you register there will also be the opportunity to make a voluntary offering in support of International Buddhist Academy, in Kathmandu.
The Sanskrit word Shamatha, (calm abiding), refers to a state of mind which is characterised by the stabilisation of attention on an internal object of observation, conjoined with the calming of external distractions to the mind. Shamatha is an essential basis for training one’s mind in the generation of Vipashyana (penetrative insight), a true, analytical insight into the more profound aspects of the chosen object, such as its lack of inherent existence and its ultimate nature. These two meditative techniques, Shamatha and Vipashyana, are a key foundation for progression on the meditative path toward enlightenment.
The Venerable Khenpo Kunsang Choephel, a senior teacher at the International Buddhist Academy, is becoming widely appreciated for the clarity and approachability of his introductory teachings on key topics.
Each day of the teaching will be recorded live and will be available to view by the end of the day on August 1st and 2nd. The webcast will then remain available for you to view at any time of your choosing until August 31st, 2020.
To register, please go to www.gompaservices.com and sign in to your Gompa member-supporter account and select Special Events / See details of all events and webcasts; then select the event (from the list in date order, or by selecting International Buddhist Academy from the monastery / nunnery list). If you are not currently a Gompa member-supporter we invite you to join Gompa at: www.gompaservices.com/join.
Monks and nuns at the partner monasteries and nunneries are cordially invited to view the webcast using the free member login of your partner monastery or nunnery.