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Karma Thegsum Choling

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It is the great hope of KTC Jax to one day have a permanent location of our own where we can teach and practice dharma, always with a motivation to benefit countless sentient beings. This aspiration h...

Karma Thegsum Choling

It is the great hope of KTC Jax to one day have a permanent location of our own where we can teach and practice dharma, always with a motivation to benefit countless sentient beings. This aspiration has become more urgent since KTC experienced, several weeks ago, a disastrous flooding incident of the building we have rented for 13 years. As a result, we have had to relocate to a temporary and much smaller space next door, where we continue to hold teachings and practice. We are now faced with paying for repair and restoration of our former, rented space, which belongs to our landlord, in order to safely reoccupy our Center. You can appreciate that the aspiration for a permanent location for our KTC, owned and maintained by us, has become ever more urgent.

To foster this vision and launch a more vigorous fundraising effort for our New Building Fund, KTC Jax will host our 2nd annual New Building Fund Benefit Dinner at Ani Karma Lhamo’s residence, to be held Friday, August 5th at 7:00 PM. Please join us for a wonderful vegan meal, and especially, to meet lifelong Tibetan monk and Vajra Master of Karme Ling Retreat, Lama Karma Drodhul, as our special guest. Lama Karma is known for his humor; his tender loving kindness towards all beings; his efforts to save the lives of animals; and an impressive knowledge in the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

Meditation sets the foundation for practice in all Buddhist traditions.

“Most living beings seek mental happiness and want to eliminate suffering, but just wishing will not bring this about. We may even create the opposite. So we must search for the cause of suffering and the cause of happiness. The afflictions are the cause of samsara, of all mental discomfort and suffering. The remedy is meditation."

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Welcome to Palchen Study Group Jacksonville, a Tibetan Buddist practice center in the Dakpo Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. We prefer to meet weekly to practice meditation and to study Buddhist tea...

Buddhist Meditation Center

Welcome to Palchen Study Group Jacksonville, a Tibetan Buddist practice center in the Dakpo Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. We prefer to meet weekly to practice meditation and to study Buddhist teachings. We are closed for the Summer and look forward to reopening in the Fall. If you would like Silent Sitting Meditation instruction, please email the Shrine keeper for scheduling. When open, we start the day with the Mahamudra lineage prayers and silent sitting meditation. Free instruction in meditation is available upon request. Our practice emphasis is on stabilizing our sitting meditation. We also study one the the books recommended by Rinpooche from the reading list. If you have any questions, or would like to speak to the facilitator, please email the facilitator. To stay up to date, please visit us on FaceBook. There is no charge to attend the Buddhist study group and all are welcome. Chairs are provided for those who are not able to sit on the floor. Please bring a meditation cushion if you have one. (Lama has advised that all arrive promptly. Once practice has begun, we will not be admitting those who arrive late. We will provide texts and flat floor cushions. Please bring your own small cushion for meditation. ) When we practice we begin with traditional Tibetan opening prayers (you are welcome to participate, or not as you see fit) followed by a short period of silent sitting meditation. We then move to the book study portion of the meeting and read aloud from the book we are currently studying. After a period of reading, we may have another short sitting practice, and then active discussion of the text.

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Transcendental Meditation Center

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Jacksonville Florida 296 Views

Transcendental Meditation Center

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Buddhist Meditation Center

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It is the great hope of KTC Jax to one day have a permanent location of our own where we can teach and practice dharma, always with a motivation to benefit countless sentient beings. This aspiration h...

Buddhist Meditation Center

It is the great hope of KTC Jax to one day have a permanent location of our own where we can teach and practice dharma, always with a motivation to benefit countless sentient beings. This aspiration has become more urgent since KTC experienced, several weeks ago, a disastrous flooding incident of the building we have rented for 13 years. As a result, we have had to relocate to a temporary and much smaller space next door, where we continue to hold teachings and practice. We are now faced with paying for repair and restoration of our former, rented space, which belongs to our landlord, in order to safely reoccupy our Center. You can appreciate that the aspiration for a permanent location for our KTC, owned and maintained by us, has become ever more urgent. To foster this vision and launch a more vigorous fundraising effort for our New Building Fund, KTC Jax will host our 2nd annual New Building Fund Benefit Dinner at Ani Karma Lhamo’s residence, to be held Friday, August 5th at 7:00 PM. Please join us for a wonderful vegan meal, and especially, to meet lifelong Tibetan monk and Vajra Master of Karme Ling Retreat, Lama Karma Drodhul, as our special guest. Lama Karma is known for his humor; his tender loving kindness towards all beings; his efforts to save the lives of animals; and an impressive knowledge in the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Karma Thegsum Chöling Jacksonville, an affiliate of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery, was founded in June of 1986 by the Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra. Our practice center and shrine room is located at 1258 South McDuff Avenue in the Riverside-Avondale district of Jacksonville, Florida. There is no charge to attend our weekly practices. Information is provided about Membership in Karma Thegsum Chöling and Shrine Room Etiquette at our regular meetings. Additional teachings are offered on an ongoing basis by visiting Lamas and Rinpoches of the Kagyu Lineage. To stay up to date on all activities, please consider subscribing to our newsletter or visiting us on Facebook. At KTCJax, we meet for Shamata (also known as Shinay or Silent Sitting) meditation practice every Saturday morning from 10:00 am – 10:30 am, before our chanted prayer practice. If you’re interested in Tibetan Buddhist meditation, please join us! We also offer Silent and Sound Meditation on Thursday evenings from 7 pm – 8 pm. If you’re new to Tibetan Buddhist meditation, instruction is available. On Wednesday nights, also from 7 pm – 8 pm, we use a brief version of this meditation at the beginning and end of our Buddhism Basics Discussion gathering, so you have another opportunity to learn this technique then. We offer meditation instructions free of charge. Our instructors at Karma Thegsum Chöling Jacksonville have received approval to teach the Buddhist method of meditation from the Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery. Donations are welcome and you may contribute at the Center or through PayPal.

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Teaching a physically challenging yoga class with an emphasis on mindfulness isn’t easy in a culture driven by competition and speed. In a difficult experience with a rude student at the start...

Soluna Yoga & Spa

Teaching a physically challenging yoga class with an emphasis on mindfulness isn’t easy in a culture driven by competition and speed.

In a difficult experience with a rude student at the start of her career, Dori Thomsen, Owner of the Soluna Yoga+Spa in Jacksonville, Fla., demonstrated that she can pull it off with grace.

In 2010, Dori began teaching yoga in a glass-enclosed studio in a lush, Costa Rican jungle. Into this paradise walked a student who had just flown into town from a big American city.

To set the tone and intention for the class, Dori began with a 5-minute meditation. It quickly became clear that the student, who was chewing gum, tapping her toes and drumming her fingers on her lap, could become a disruptive force in the class.

As the class continued, the student ploughed through the poses, rolled her eyes and groaned to express her annoyance. Tension was building. The other students sensed it.

“She really threw me off my game,” Dori said. “I was new and a little insecure as a teacher.  I didn’t know how to hold space. My voice was shaky and nervous.”

Dori wanted to handle the situation peacefully, but a flurry of questions ran through her mind. Should she ramp up the pace? Ask the woman to leave? Was she really cut out to teach yoga?

Dori took a deep breath and the path became clear: “I’m not going to let this one disruptive person change who I am.”

With a heart of compassion for the woman, and the experiences that shaped her, Dori asked the class to take child’s pose. She approached the woman, gave her a tissue, and in a soft whisper asked her to spit out her gum.

Thus began what felt like the longest hour of Dori’s life. Several times the woman broke out of pose and started to walk out. Several times Dori nearly asked her to leave.

Surprisingly, the student stuck with it, all the way through Savasana. She was uncharacteristically still as she rested in corpse pose.

Afterward, as other students hugged Dori and said goodbye, the woman stood off to the side with her mat.  Dori was stunned when the woman came up, with tears in her eyes, and thanked her.

“You know, I needed that,” Dori recalled the woman saying. “I needed to slow things down. It wasn’t until Savasana that I realized how grateful I was for not walking out.”

Then she reached out and gave Dori a huge hug.

“That class was very life changing,” Dori said. “That’s when I really stepped into my power as a teacher and developed confidence and ease. At that moment I realized, ‘Yes! This is why I’m teaching yoga.’ ”

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