Sakya Kachod Choling Retreat Center is delighted to host this course guided by Jamyang Losel. The course will be held via Zoom. Donations to support the center are greatly appreciated. Please consider making a suggested donation of $20 or any amount you can afford. See our donation page for ways to give, including options to become a friend or sustaining supporter.
You may also join by phone dialing (312) 626-6799 and entering meeting ID 889 9044 5166 and passcode: 536202.
Śamatha or calm-abiding meditation trains one to calm and focus the mind. The practice is conducive to bringing balance and serenity to one’s daily life. More importantly, it serves as a method to progress on the spiritual path that eventually leads to cultivating wisdom and the ultimate goal of enlightenment. In this three-part course, you will learn about śamatha meditation and, specifically, will be introduced to the Sakya tradition’s blue flower meditation. In each session, we will combine study with meditation practice. At the end of the course, you will have a foundation to begin meditation or enhance your existing practice. All are welcome.
Jamyang Losel is an ordained western monastic and a student of the Buddha-dharma since age 15. At age 26, he received getsul (novice) ordination from His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche. From His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trichen and a garland of other precious teachers, he has received both pāramitāyāna and vajrayāna teachings and meditation instructions. He earned a bachelor of science degree in statistics and economics from George Washington University, is a current student of the International Buddhist Academy’s Complete Path program, and is enrolled at the Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute where he will study towards a master’s degree. Jamyang humbly serves on the board of directors for Sachen Foundation and Sakya Society.