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Think Calm
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Meditation

Chitta Shiksha

For building mindfulness

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About the course

What will I learn

His offering is a course on mindfulness and training of the mind. Through his wealth of knowledge in Buddhist philosophy, he guides participants on the path to mindfulness. The clients will learn about the importance of mindfulness in daily life and how to cultivate it through training the mind. This involves developing awareness and being fully conscious of the present moment.

Benefits of this course

The practice helps individuals become more attentive, focused, and resilient. By cultivating mindfulness, individuals can improve their mental clarity and develop a deeper sense of inner peace and contentment. The teachings and practices shared by Geshe can help participants integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, fostering a greater sense of overall wellbeing.

Incorporating in my life

The practice of mindfulness involves bringing one's attention to the present moment, observing thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. This can be done through formal meditation sessions, where individuals set aside dedicated time for focused awareness. Additionally, participants can integrate mindfulness into their daily activities by bringing a sense of mindful presence to everyday tasks, such as eating, walking, or interacting with others. The key is to cultivate a habit of mindfulness, incorporating it into one's daily routine, and nurturing a compassionate and non-judgmental attitude towards oneself and others.

About the specialist

Geshe Lhakdor is a distinguished Tibetan Buddhist scholar and translator who has served as a religious assistant and translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1989. He is known for his expertise in Buddhist philosophy and his extensive experience in translating and co-producing books by the Dalai Lama. As the Director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, he also facilitates the Science for Monks program, combining his knowledge of science and philosophy. His speciality lies in the field of mindfulness and training of the mind, drawing upon his deep understanding of Buddhist philosophy and his years of experience working closely with the Dalai Lama.

Online from
Dharamshala

Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

The ancient text 'Satipatthana Sutta', also known as the ""Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness"" and is a foundational text for mindfulness meditation practices in various Buddhist traditions.

The text teaches mindfulness as a path to understand reality and overcome suffering. It focuses on four areas: body, feelings, mind, and mental objects. Practicing mindfulness in these areas leads to insight and liberation.

Modern research & publications

"Mindfulness is associated with improved psychological health and positive effects, such as increased well-being, reduced symptoms, and better emotional regulation."

Research Paper: Effects of Mindfulness on Psychological Health: A Review of Empirical Studies

Author(s): Shian-Ling Keng, Moria J. Smoski, and Clive J. Robins

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Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Geshe Lhakdor.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for the intro session

Introduction to the concepts of Buddhism, meditation, and mindfulness

Understand the importance of meditation and its benefits for mental well-being

Get a basic understanding of different types of Buddhist meditation

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
5 sessions
Duration of each session
Frequency
Course price
$625

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Conducted by

Geshe Lhakdor

Distinguished Buddhist scholar, teacher and translator

Course price
5 sessions •
$625
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