LIVE Broadcast from Meditation Room at Paramita Centre in Montreal !
🙏 How to Meditate 🙏
When the mind is calm, being happy is easier and we can then more calmly refresh the happiness that is naturally found in us. It is therefore at the beginning, to become familiar with the luminous qualities of our spirit in order to cultivate and develop them.
We recognize more and more the benefits of meditation on several levels. Whether it is for its emotional, psychological benefits or even for the reduction of health problems, more and more people are going to meditation to improve their lives. But what about meditation really? Is it just a method to create a vacuum in itself or a technique to relieve tension, or is it more than that?
INSTRUCTIONS: This online conference is a new initiative due to the current health situation. A particularly important subject to face positively adversity at this time.
- Online access will be simple and easy. The unique access codes will be sent by email to those registered on the morning of June 18.
- If you do not receive the email for the connection, it is sometimes a question of checking spam, but you can also send an SMS to +33 643784409 to receive the access information.
- There will be no special software to install to listen to the conference.
- Registration is payable to listen to the conference to help our Center during this difficult time.
- Jason will use the book Lama Samten's book < How to Meditate >. So you can read it to get ready if you already have it. Otherwise, this meditation book is available in our online store for € 15 which will be very useful later as a reference so as not to forget the training and to deepen it.
- Free online activities are being planned in the short term via our Youtube Channel and Facebook Pages including Bouddha Bouddhisme Meditation in French or English at Paramita Centre Toronto.
- A full online training program will soon be available on meditation and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy in French, English and Spanish from Canada.
- Several WEB conferences on the program with the Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Samten and the Canadian Buddhist monk Jason Simard.
TICKETS : You will receive an order confirmation email after you register online. It is important to check not to make spelling errors in your email when validating your participation in the checkout. You will see another email on the morning of June 18 for connection to the conference.
*Jason teaches and explains in a simple, clear and humorous way that everyone appreciates a lot, beginners as well as advanced practionners. The important thing, however, is to well understand in order to develop the positive fire of our motivation, because our project of finding peace of mind and inner happiness is something precious to all of us !
The meaning of meditation
" Meditation " (gom in Tibetan language) derives etymologically from the word khom in the same language, which means "to become familiar". All the Buddha's teachings are for meditation, which is itself of two categories: concentration and analysis. Concentration meditation aims at focusing the mind, which itself allows the stable and clear dwelling on a chosen meditation object. His practice allows the attainment of mental calm, which is the peaceful dwelling of the mind combined with total maneuverability of the mind and a state of great physical and mental well-being. Analytical meditation, meanwhile, involves a movement of the mind, through the use of different logical reasoning to eliminate the false perceptions and understandings that are the roots of delusions and suffering. It increases understanding or a higher vision.
JASON SIMARD - Speaker
Jason Simard is the principal teacher of the Paramita Center in Montreal who took monk vows in 2010 from the Tibetan Master Geshe Dawa in India and received the monastic ordination from SS Dalai Lama in 2014 and complete ordination in February 2018 in Dharamsala, always with His Holiness. Since 2000, Jason has been interested in teaching of the Buddha and met his first teacher, the Tibetan Buddhist Master Lama Samten, in 2002. Until 2006, Jason accompanies Lama Samten in his classes, lectures, etc. wherever he goes and studies Tibetan Buddhist philosophy with him.
Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy
Our present world was born Buddhism about 2550 years ago. Indeed, it was at this moment that Shakyamuni Buddha, who had come to teach in the sacred land of India, appeared. In his immense goodness, he shared with the beings, in all impartiality, the teachings of the three baskets (vinaya, sutra and abhidharma). These instructions respectively allow the practice of the three higher practices of ethics, concentration and wisdom. By his many teachings, the Buddha was able to adapt to the needs, motivations and capacities of each of his disciples.
These teachings were passed on to Maitreya and Manjoushri, respectively to Asanga and Nagarjuna, who passed them on to the two learned lamas, Serlingpa (Suvarnadvipi-Dharmakirti of the Golden Islands) and Rikpékouyouk (Vidyakokila the Elder). These two lineages of teaching, named respectively of the vast practice and the deep sight, were afterwards united in the person of the Indian master Atisha Dipamkara. The latter transmitted them to Tibet splendidly during the last 17 years of his life, knowing how to adapt them to the Tibetan people in order to facilitate their understanding. He transmitted them to his main spiritual son Dromtonpa. These teachings were then kept intact by an unbroken lineage of masters such as the Dalai Lama to the pioneer Lama Tsongkhapa, founder of an excellent tradition presenting the instructions on mental calmness and penetrating vision still very much alive in our time.
It is usually said that all the Buddha's teachings are aimed at attaining enlightenment through the practice of two kinds of meditations: concentration meditation and analytical meditation. The first is aimed at achieving mental calm (samatha), while providing
Calm abiding is the state of mind which pacifies itself by remaining concentrated in a point internally. After having obtained it, it is possible to give birth to penetrating vision : a wisdom discerning each of the phenomena, combined with the bliss of the meditative flexibility induced by the power of analysis.
Calm abiding is therefore the temporary cessation of the delusions of the mind. By calming the mind, it becomes clear. This allows a deep analysis, by penetrating vision, which can definitively eliminate the very root of these disturbances.