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  1. Deepen your understanding of the path of authentic meditation with Tulku Migmar Tsering.

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  2. A week-long retreat on phowa and the practice of Amitabha with Phakchok Rinpoche.

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  3. A weekend retreat on Mahamudra meditation, informed by the sutras with Phakchok Rinpoche.

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Samye Hermitage New York is a center for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Situated on 25 acres in the rolling hills of Upstate New York, the natural beauty of our surroundings provides a perfect backdrop for the integration of this precious wisdom tradition.

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Weekly Classes

Awakening Dignity: An Introduction to Meditation

With Matthew Zalichin

May 23 - June 20, 2023
On-site & Online
Phakchok Rinpoche’s newest book, Awakening Dignity, explores how our inherent dignity could be much more powerful than the anxieties, self-doubts, and low self-esteem that can seem so overwhelming. Since Rinpoche’s co-author Sophie Wu is currently working with Shambhala Publications to develop an on-line course based on the book, we will take this opportunity to read and discuss this book together, in the manner of a book club. Meetings will be preceded by a meditation period, with instruction to acquaint attendees with the practices developed in this introductory book, which is suitable for all backgrounds. Class Schedule: Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30…

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism: Reading Chogyam Trungpa

With Matthew Zalichin

May 25 - June 23, 2023
On-site & Online
Treading a spiritual path is a subtle process that can lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality unless potential sidetracks and misunderstandings are understood and addressed. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's 1973 book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism became a watershed event on the American spiritual scene by highlighting this issue—crucially important for any spiritual seeker regardless of tradition. This five-week class will offered on both Thursdays and Fridays at different times to accommodate different schedules. Participants can join either of these classes, which will be led by Matthew Zalichin, senior student of Trungpa Rinpoche and currently meditation instructor in residence at…

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