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First Thursday Monthly Teachings
These teachings are suspended for the summer. On the first Thursdays, there will be a regular meditation practice at 7 pm same as the other Thursdays - except July 4 which falls on Thursday this year. Geshe Jamyang will continue to lead these Thursday night practices and hold a discussion afterwards.
If you haven't yet attended a Thursday night practice the format is:
- Opening prayers
- 20-25 min of meditation
- 1 min stretch break, silence maintained
- 20 min meditation
- Mantra recitation: Chenrezig and Tara mantras
- Dedication prayer
- 45 minute discussion
The discussion topics vary, but frequently take the form of Q & A with Geshe about meditation practice. It's a good forum for increasing your understanding of how to meditate and how to approach the obstacles that arise in sitting practice. However, everyone is welcome to bring any kind of question to the discussion period.