Free Public Talk
Meditation: It’s Not What You Think
Thursday May 14th, 4:00-5:30 pm
American University, Bender Library, Room 115
In the last few decades science and medicine have come to recognize the importance of mind/body/energy connections. The Mayo Clinic refers to meditation as a form of complementary medicine and uses it to treat a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression, heart disease and cancer. In Meditation: It’s Not What You Think Segyu Rinpoche will discuss the potential of the mind and how each of us can learn to counter the stresses of life with calm, balance, compassion, and clarity. Rinpoche presents meditation practices in a secular form that is both deeply rooted in the past and culturally to modern life.
Free Public Talk
Meditation: A Practical Guide to a Better Life
Friday, May 15th, 7:00-8:30 pm,
Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Student Services Center, Third floor, Room ST302
(See map below for this location)
The desire for happiness may be as old as humans, but what does it mean to create a happier life in the 21st century? How does one navigate the demands of an ordinary life and ancient meditation practices that promise greater ease and happiness? In Meditation: Practical Guide to a Better Life Segyu Rinpoche will layout a path to lasting happiness that comes from exploring the untapped potential of the mind. By turning inward to know the nature of our own minds we gain the capacity to make meaningful changes that will increase our capacity for joy. Rinpoche will describe these practices to help us reorient our lives toward a deep and lasting happiness.
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Map for the location of the Student Services Building on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College.
Located at the corner of Fenton and New York Avenues in Silver Spring the building is one block from where Fenton Ave. crosses the East-West Hiway (410).
It is within 1 block of several WMTA and Ride-On bus lines and is a 20 minute walk (.9 mile) from the Silver Spring Metro stop (Red Line).
Visitor parking is available in a large parking garage across the street from the building.