with Shastri Ellen Rook
Thursday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
We are delighted to continue our Dharma Talk series on the first Thursday of the month! The evening includes meditation, a talk, discussion, and time for visiting. Tea and snacks will be served.
Is meditation for me? Can it help me navigate the ups and downs of life with more joy and ease? Will it bring peace? Join Shastri Ellen Rook on September 6th for a relaxed evening of practice and conversation regarding the question: Why Meditate? The gathering will open with a discussion about the many benefits of meditation in our busy, often chaotic modern lives. Ellen will introduce the Shambhala Buddhist teachings on basic goodness and mindfulness-awareness, as well as provide meditation instruction. There will be ample time for practice, questions, and discussion.
Shastri Ellen Rook first encountered the Shambhala Buddhist teachings in upstate New York in 1980. She has studied with both Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years, Ellen served as Director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany. She was appointed by Sakyong Mipham to the position of Shastri, or senior teacher, in 2012. Ellen is married with three adult daughters. She recently retired from her position as Director of Application Development for the State of New York. Ellen enjoys gardening, writing poetry, jogging, and flower arranging. She is authorized as a teacher in the Sogetsu ikebana tradition.
Everyone is welcome.
Suggested donation: $15-20.
Hosted by Rockland Shambhala.