THE MAGIC OF EMPTY MEDITATIONS
FUELING YOUR COMPASSION
FOR IMPACTFUL TRANSFORMATION
April 7-16, 2023
Live from Diamond Mountain
In-Person and Online
by the Asian Classics Institute
In this most precious teaching in the Steps on the Path (Lam Rim), we have reached two of the most cherished meditation practices of our tradition, designed to help us develop a deep experience of compassion and love: Exchanging Self and Others, and Tonglen.
These two widely known meditations are the key to smashing our own self-cherishing and selfishness, which is handcuffed to our infinitely worse habit of all: believing that things are themselves.
In this 10-day meditation retreat intensive at Diamond Mountain (and broadcast live in 9 languages!), we will explore the nuances of each of these meditations and bring ourselves to the following question:
If we really understood that our world is a result of how we have treated others in the past, including an understanding that even our meditation practices are a result of how we have treated others in the past, how could we use this key insight into emptiness to provide the fuel for impactful transformation in our world? How do these meditation practices, these internal visualizations, actually provide that fuel and the seeds for change?
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At Diamond Mountain, we will delve in each of these ideas with daily classes taught by Geshe Michael Roach, a master translator and accomplished meditator, as well as daily group meditations and yoga practices with senior teachers. After an intensive morning of practice together, we will head into the retreat valley for personal, silent practice in the afternoons and evenings, to integrate and study the learnings.
We will also have a fire ceremony, dedicated to ridding the world of conflict and strife, to bring about peaceful harmony between peoples, cultures and nations.