Bagels and Dharma: Why Am I Still Suffering?

with Thomas Berthoff

September 29th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Bagels & Dharma is a program that reflects Shambhala's vision of enlightened community.  It combines meditation practice with a dharma talk, food, and conversation.

    This month, Tom Berthoff takes a look at how we get stuck in suffering.

    Meditation practice is supposed to make us calmer, less stressed, happy all the time, more fulfilled in our lives, and an all-around better person. But even with a regular meditation practice, we find ourselves still caught in cycles of suffering. Why is that? What do we need to do to change those patterns? How can meditation support that process?

    Join us for meditation from 9:00 to 10:30 (optional), followed by a talk by a Shambhala teacher 10:30 to 11:30, and bagels, coffee, and conversation from 11:30 to 12:00.

    This program is open to the public.

    There is no fee to attend, but a donation of $5 is requested.

    Contact Ellen if you have any questions. [email protected] 

    Tom Berthoff has been practicing meditation since 1982, when he did his first Shambhala Training level in Aspen, Colorado. He is a direct student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1985.

    He has been a meditation instructor and teacher since 1987, both in the US and Europe.

    Tom works Information Technology, specializing in relational databases and ETL, focusing on the Informatica toolset since 2008.

    His particular areas of expertise are mindfulness/awareness meditation, Lojong (mind training), and Buddhist and Shambhala liturgy and ceremony.