Lama Shenpen in conversation with a meditation student about working with their experience in relation to desire, aversion and indifference. Click here to read the full conversation between Lama Shenpen and her student.
Each week Lama Shenpen publishes a question and answer dialogue with one of her meditation students question. The students are studying her ‘Living the Awakened Heart’ Training courses. Why not become one of Lama Shenpen’s students and ask her a question? Lama loves a good question!
Here, the innovative Buddhist teacher ChogyamTrungpa Rinpoche explains how our ego constructs itself.
“The ego feels rather lonely and, at the same time, keeps busy trying to defend itself. It finds that it consists of a collection of desires, expectations, ideas, conclusions, memories, and many other things.
“This collection is too complicated for the ego to grasp; therefore, it conveniently constructs “I am” or “I am the ego” and puts this label on itself as if it were a real individual entity.
When Trungpa Rinpoche was living in Oxford, he encouraged a young English woman called Susan to travel India to learn Buddhist meditation. This young woman later became known as Lama Shenpen, the founder of our Buddhist Sangha. Trungpa Rinpoche’s encouragement was pivotal in creating the Awakened Heart Sangha, and by extension , our meditation classes here in Leeds. Thank you Rinpoche!
If climate change causes the extinction of human beings, where does that leave the Buddhist teachings of rebirth? Good question! Lama Shenpen answers a student’s question on that topic. Click here to read the full conversation.
Each week Lama Shenpen answers a question from one of her students. The students are studying her ‘Living the Awakened Heart’ Training courses.
Why not become one of Lama Shenpen’s students and ask her a question? Lama loves questions! For more information about training in the Awakened Heart Sangha visit:
We can now confirm dates and venue for beginners meditation classes starting in Leeds in 2018. We will begin the New Year with a 6 week introductory Course called: “Heart of Meditation”.
This course will be of interest to newcomers and existing meditators. We will be introducing a type of meditation called “Formless Meditation Practice” as taught and transmitted by Lama Shenpen Hookham. We will be exploring this meditation in detail along with Daily Life (or mindfulness) Practice.
The course will start on Thursday 18th January 2018. Classes will run from 7.15pm to 9.30pm. The cost of the course is £60 which includes refreshments and a copy of the book “Heart of Meditation” by Lama Shenpen.
It may be possible to offer a subsidised rate for those on lower incomes. Please contact us to discuss.