Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Vipassana Meditation – Weekend Intensive Retreat Teaching with Clint Sidle.

Starts
May
252018
Ends
Apr
272018
201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850

This weekend intensive serves introduce participants basic overview of Buddhist philosophy and the progressive paths of the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions, and to Vipassana meditation of the Hinayana tradition and its practical applications in daily life.

At Namgyal Monastery

201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850

$140

Namgyal Monastery office / [email protected] or Call: 607-279-8805

This weekend intensive serves introduce participants basic overview of Buddhist philosophy and the progressive paths of the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions, and to Vipassana meditation of the Hinayana tradition and its practical applications in daily life.

 

Based on the instructor’s personal experience, the premise of this introductory weekend is to serve as an introduction and bridge for westerners to the profoundly complex and sometimes arcane world of Tibetan Buddhism. The most mystical and esoteric of the schools, the Vajrayana is at once the most powerful and inaccessible of the teachings of the Buddhist canon. Therefore the weekend will introduce the basic philosophical frameworks so the participant can explore the different paths with some basic understanding on how they work together with an eye of eventually entering the Vajrayana.

 

The weekend will also introduce Vipassana as the foundation to all of the meditation practices found in the subsequent paths of the Mahayana and Vajrayana. The instructor has found that people who begin in the Vajrayana tradition without a foundation in Vipassana practice often become lost, confused and discouraged by their inability to access, let alone master, its complex visualization practices. He has also found that short one hour introductions to meditation simply to not ground beginners enough in the experience to truly taste the benefits of meditation. Therefore the weekend will include extensive meditation practice that goes beyond the formal practice of sitting to help build a foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life.

 

The schedule for the intensive will alternate between short presentations and periods of sitting and walking meditation interspersed with opportunities for questions and answers. 

 

Clint Sidle’s professional work is based on his thirty plus years as a practicing Buddhist. Starting with his first teacher, Sri Goenka, he practiced seventeen years in the Hinayana tradition attending annual week long retreats at Insight Meditation Society. He then studied Shambhala training through Shambhala International and the lineage of Trungpa Rinpoche. Since 1998 has been a student of Vajrayana Buddhism and studied with Tibetan masters Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Khenchen Palden Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche in the Nyingma linegage. He has edited two books of the Khenpos based on their extensive teachings on Ngondro and Yeshe Lama, and over the last ten years spent at least one month a year in meditation retreat.

 

Clint is the former and founding director of the prestigious Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program in the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and widely sought consultant in leadership development. His leadership programs earned him national recognition and are based on the premise of servant leadership, and the concept “doing well by doing good” by first discovering basic goodness – the pinnacle of the authentic self. His last book This Hungry Spirit: Your Need for Basic Goodness is based on this premise reveals some of his methods on how this works in a leadership context.

 

Topical Outline: In addition to meditation instruction, the intensive covers the following topics

 

1. The Life Buddha and Brief History of Buddhism
2. Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path
3. Tibetan View of the Buddha’s Teachings: The Three Vehicles
4. Karma and Rebirth
5. Emptiness and Intrinsic Nature
6. Mandala Principle I: Ego Formation – The Five Skandas and Six Realms
7. Mandala Principle II: Ego Transcendence – The Five Wisdoms and Six Paramitas
8. Spiritual Materialism

 

 

 

Schedule of Weekend Intensive Teaching by Clint Sidle on Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Vipassana Meditation from May 25 to 27, 2018


Friday – 25th May at 7:00PM to 8:30 PM   - Introductory Talk 

(Free and open to the public – All are welcome )

Saturday: May 26th, 2018 
8:30 - 9:00 AM Simple Breakfast at Monastery.
9:00-10:15: Morning Sessions
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
12:00-2:00 Lunch at Monastery.
2:00- 3:15 Afternoon Sessions
3:15 - 3:30 Tea Break
3:30 - 5:00 Last Session.

Sunday: May 27th, 2018
8:30 - 9:00 AM Simple Breakfast at Monastery.
9:00 - 10-15 Morning Session
10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 - 12:00 Last Session

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