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Cultivating Contentment

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The Old Corthouse

Renfrew Road, 43

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An offering of an evening to undo stress

#mindfulness #meditation #lifebalance



A middle way approach to undoing the extremes of stress and laziness, this evening will be an experiential presentation of how to direct the mind with an attitude of contentment to counteract the stress of life drowning in wanting more of everything.


Using reflection and meditation based in listening to Buddhist perspectives, we can immediately experiment and apply the beneficial techniques found in various types of meditation, the outlined stages of progressing on the path to enlightenment and mind training.

We will balance analysis with compassion and strengthen our mindful awareness with single pointed concentration by briefly introducing and practicing a variety of meditation techniques.


The evening will cover a sampling of ways one might practice and develop a mind which is organically content.


This event will be drawing on a variety of deep practice and be suitable for the beginner or the experienced meditator.
There is no need to be Buddhist to benefit from the centuries of wisdom offered in this tradition.

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  • Set the stage: motivation and vacation visualization
  • Introduction: outlining the Buddhist context and defining terms, presenting theory andtypes
  • Meditation techniques: on and off the cushion, in silence and in conversation, and a sampler of practice
  • Q&A Sharing with each other
  • Wrapping up: dedication and peace



TEACHER: Rachel Ryer

Meditation has been a part of Rachel’s life for over 40 years and her first introduction to FPMT was in 1986.

Rachel’s formal studies include completing a BA in Religious Studies and another in Anthropology at Amherst College in 1988. In 2009 she received a MA in Buddhist Studies from Maitripa College. This fall she finished the two year program of Tibetan language offered by FPMT’s Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program.


Since childhood Rachel has focused on embodying the three pillars found in FPMT and Maitripa College: Scholarship, Meditation and Service.


While living in Taos, NM and Portland, OR, during twelve years Rachel was a public school teacher for grades 6-12. During the past three years she has offered her knowledge of Lam Rim to participants at Tushita Meditation Center in Dharmsala.


Her range of knowledge encompasses healing modalities and body awareness, intensive academic interests, Tibetan language, secular ethics and curriculum development, and authentically transforming her own mind. But none of these are as important to her as the basics: being human and kindhearted.

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