Sat, Jan 20|
A Special Breathing Meditation Retreat - Suitable for all levels
Teachings and meditations guided by our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Norbu
Time & Location
Jan 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Charlotte, 528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
About the event
10-11:15am Session 1
11:45am-1pm Session 2
“In this meditation, we combine our breathing with the recitation of the mantra OM AH HUM, which is called the ‘mantra of all Buddhas.’” - The New Meditation Handbook, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Generally, the purpose of breathing meditation is to calm the mind and reduce distractions before engaging in a practical meditation, such as any of the meditations on the stages of the path to enlightenment. A simple breathing meditation will help us do this, but the meditation explained in this retreat also performs many other functions.
All Buddhas are contained within three groups: vajra body, vajra speech, and vajra mind. The mantra of vajra body is OM, the mantra of vajra speech is AH, and the mantra of vajra mind is HUM. Therefore, if we recite these three letters with faith, we will receive the blessings of the body, speech, and mind of all Buddhas.
In this introductory retreat, Gen Norbu will introduce and guide a special breathing meditation in which we combine our breathing with the recitation of the mantra OM AH HUM.
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