In my previous post I gave details for Anam Thubten’s March 15 online meditation and dharma talk. He will be doing the same thing this coming Sunday, March 22 and probably for some time after that. Normally only members of the Dharmata sangha can view the live teachings, but during this unprecedented crisis, while his home center is closed and scheduled retreats are cancelled, he is generously sharing these profound teachings with everyone,
Login details are the same: Time is 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific time. The link is https://www.dharmata.org/memberstream/. Username and Password are “guest.” Perhaps because of the number of people logging in, it took a while to get connected, so logging in before 10:00 is wise.
Anam Thubten is a master of Dzogchen, which I regard as both the simplest and most profound meditation practice I have encountered over the course of many decades of practice. His gift has always been to present them in a clear simple manner accessible both to beginners and experienced meditators.
I heard Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche when he joined Anam Thubten for a daylong retreat in Grass Valley last September, and I posted a notice when his Pristine Mind Foundation announced a 100 Day Meditation Challenge which started on January 1.
This Saturday, March 21, from 1:00 – 2:15 pm Pacific time, he will present “Powerful Healing Mantra Meditation for When Disease Spreads in the World,” discussing and practicing mantras that Padmasambhava first taught 1200 years ago. More information and registration info here.
Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche (precious teacher), is pictured at the top of this post. He brought the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha to Tibet in the 8th century. Known as “the second buddha,” he is revered around the world and his teachings are widely practiced to this day.