Dr. Fred Cooper is returning to continue to share the teachings given by Tai Situ Rinpoche, the Union of Calm Abiding and Insight Meditation.
This Mahamudra practice is based on three principles: Nyepa, Jyurwa, and Rigpa.
Nyepa = Stable; Jyurwa = Thought Arising; Rigpa = Awareness.
Using a Mahamudra approach we will investigate whether the nature of the mind is the same or different when there are no thoughts versus when the mind is wandering. One has to experience this to see if there is a difference.
The class is open for all meditation students who have developed a good Calm Abiding (Shamatha) practice.
It will be held at the Herman Rednick Center, 40 Lorien Road, Questa NM.
Fred Cooper, PhD, is a close disciple of H.E. Kenting Tai Situpa and recipient of direct
Mahamudra Transmissions from H.E. T’ai Situpa, H.E. Kalu Rinpoche and V.V. Mingyur Rinpoche. He has taught for over 20 years at Kagyu Centers in the U.S. He has been Program Director for Theoretical Physics at the National Science Foundation and is currently associated with the Santa Fe Institute and Los Alamos National Labs. Fred is the President of KSK Buddhist Center in Santa Fe.
First session 10 am to noon. Break for pot luck lunch at noon. Second session begins at 1 pm.
Suggested donation: $15 per session or $25 for the day.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please donate if you are able, as Fred can then receive a Center donation in gratitude for his kindness and efforts to come to Questa to teach. There is also the opportunity to make personal donations at the conclusion of each teaching.
For further information, please contact Hilece at (575) 586-1454 or email Gabrielle at gabrielle.herbertson at gmail.com.