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How to Meditate - Conference with Buddhist Monk Tenzin in West Vancouver

Open to all! 5 dates in five cities in Alberta & British Columbia !

By Paramita Centre : Meditation & Buddhism in Toronto

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Tuesday, June 13 · 7:15 - 8:45pm PDT


Gleneagles Golf Course & Clubhouse | West Vancouver 6190 Marine Drive West Vancouver, BC V7W 2S3 Canada

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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HOW TO MEDITATE - Conferences with Buddhist Monk Tenzin Gawa (Jason) West Canada Tour


June 9th: Calgary

Jne 10th: Edmonton

June 12th: Kelowna

June 13th: West Vancouver

June 14th: Surrey

Conference duration is 1h30

What is Meditation?

The benefits of meditation are increasingly recognized on many levels. Whether it's emotional, psychological, or even reducing health problems, more and more people are turning to meditation to improve their lives. But what about meditation really ? Is it just a method of self-emptying or a technique to calm tensions, or is it much more than only that ?

The meaning of meditation

" Meditation " (gom in Tibetan language) derives etymologically from the word khom in the same language, which means "to become familiar". All the Buddha's teachings are for meditation, which is itself of two categories: concentration and analysis. Concentration meditation aims at focusing the mind, which itself allows the stable and clear dwelling on a chosen meditation object. His practice allows the attainment of mental calm, which is the peaceful dwelling of the mind combined with total maneuverability of the mind and a state of great physical and mental well-being. Analytical meditation, meanwhile, involves a movement of the mind, through the use of different logical reasoning to eliminate the false perceptions and understandings that are the roots of delusions and suffering. It increases understanding or a higher vision.

Tenzin Gawa (JASON SIMARD) - Speaker

Tenzin Gawa is the main teacher of the Paramita Center in Montreal. He took monk vows in 2010 from the Tibetan Master Geshe Dawa in India and received the monastic ordination from H.H. Dalai Lama in 2014 and complete ordination in February 2018 in Dharamsala, always with His Holiness. Since 2000, Jason has been interested in teaching of the Buddha and met his first teacher, the Tibetan Buddhist Master Lama Samten, in 2002. Until 2006, Jason accompanies Lama Samten in his classes, lectures, etc. wherever he goes and studies Tibetan Buddhist philosophy with him.

*Jason teaches and explains in a simple, clear and humorous way that everyone appreciates a lot, beginners as well as advanced practionners. The important thing, however, is to well understand in order to develop the positive fire of our motivation, because our project of finding peace of mind and inner happiness is something precious to all of us !

Locations :

CALGARY, June 9th, 19h00: Highland Park Community Centre, 3716 2 St NW, Calgary, AB T2K 0Y4, Canada

EDMONTON June 10th, 15h00: Central Lions Recreation Centre, 11113 113 St, Edmonton, AB T5G 0E9, Canada

KELOWNA June 12th, 19h00: East Kelowna Community Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Rd, Kelowna, BC

WEST VANCOUVER 13th, 19h15: Gleneagles Golf Course & Clubhouse | West Vancouver, 6190 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2S3, Canada

SURREY 14th; 19h00: Semiahmoo Arts Society, 14601 20 Ave, Surrey, BC V4A 8P7, Canada

About the organizer

The Paramita Centre is a Tibetan Buddhist centre that offers teachings, retreats, initiations and other activities related to Tibetan Buddhism. The main teacher at the Center is Geshe Lobsang Samten, from Gaden Jangtse MonasteryHis Holiness the 14th Dalaï-Lama is greatly respected by our members.