The Manchester Shambhala Meditation Group is initiating a new eight-week class/discussion group based on teachings on Karma by the renowned meditation master Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, beginning Sunday, May 12. Classes begin at 5 p.m. with a period of meditation, followed by a tea break and a formal reading and discussion, ending at 7. This open course is appropriate for all levels of interest.
Although the word ‘karma’ has become part of popular jargon, it is rarely applied with genuine certainty. Too often, it is associated with vague notions of rebirth and reincarnation, or views of morality and guilt. Chogyam Trungpa upacks this intriquing but commonly misunderstood topic in a uniquely brilliant, grounded presentation. He suggests that through the practice of meditation one can gain a clearer, more direct understanding of Karma, one that allows for the possibility of liberating insight because the future is never predetermined, but open.
Roger Guest and others will be leading the discussions. Guest has been a practitioner of meditation for many years and is a senior teacher with the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. The Manchester Shambhala Meditation Group is a nonprofit and welcomes donations. For location, directions, and further information, call Martha at 802-325-3146 or Harda at 802-447-7065.