Medicine Buddha Teachings

with Jay Lippman

May 16th

Date details +
    Price.:
  • $100 Program Price
  • $150 Patron Price
  • $40 Other
  • Or pay in accordance with your circumstances (write-in the amount)
Room: Online Program

In times of sickness and suffering, the Medicine Buddha is an ancient and renowned spiritual antidote. It is the perfect meditation practice during the coronavirus pandemic. This practice for healing and wellbeing is based on the teachings of the historical Buddha himself, as recorded in the Sutras.

Thus, while most Tantric practices are kept secret and cannot be practiced without the empowerment and instructions from a qualified guru, the Medicine Buddha is open to all, and can definitely benefit anyone who practices it with sincerity and devotion.

The program will include:

  • The origins of the Medicine Buddha
  • Traditional explanations for why the practice works in healing
  • The right motivation and attitude to take in doing the practice
  • Instructions for a short form of the practice including the mantra and melody
  • Periods of guided practice
 
May these teachings and practices be of benefit to all beings.
We ask for your generosity in offering what you can to benefit Berkeley Shambhala, which has lost much of its income due to the COVID-19 health guidelines. Your contribution helps Berkeley Shambhala continue to offer programming like this during these challenging times.
 
About the Teacher
Jay Lippman has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1974 and is a senior teacher and advanced meditation instructor. Jay is a student of both Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham. He also studied for many years with the Kagyu master, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso. Jay was directed by Khenpo Tsultrim to teach a variety of specific courses in order to clarify key points of Buddhist teachings for Western students.

Jay is known for his genuine commitment to serious Dharma study and practice, for his sense of humor, clarity and accessible style. In past years Jay has taught many programs at the Northern California Shambhala Centers.

Cost
Program Price: $100
Patron Price: $150
Other: $75
Or pay in accordance with your circumstances (write in the amount)

Generosity Policy
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Paying the full program or patron price provides much needed support to Berkeley Shambhala.  For more information please see our generosity policy. 

Registration
Please register and pay online in advance of the class in order to receive the Zoom link for the program. 

Contact
If you have questions, please contact Robert: education [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org.

About Zoom
This program will be presented on the Zoom platform. It is available for computers, smart phones, and tablets. You will need to download the free app on your device before joining the session. Once it is loaded, click the link and follow the prompts to join the session.

It is best to join 5 minutes in advance so that you are set up when the session begins.

And, make certain that your mic is muted when you join to avoid background noises which are multiplied with many participants.

Learn more about Zoom here: https://zoom.us

You can find is a list of Zoom FAQs at this link

 


 

Program Policy
Our program policy has changed to reflect the current situation with online programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration
Please register and pay online in advance of the program to make certain you receive all communications including the link for the program. Our online payment system is set up to accept payment through PayPal.

Generosity Policy
The Berkeley Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Most programs include a base program price as well as a sliding scale.

If you need to reach a member of the Shambhala Center Staff, email manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org with your inquiry.

What is the Patron Price?
The other aspect of our Generosity Policy is our Patron Price. Those who are able to offer more than the regular program price can select the Patron Price option. By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping all to receive the treasure of the Shambhala Dharma.

We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

Work Study
We depend on volunteers to make all of our programs happen. If you are interested in offering your support in this way, please contact manager [at] berkeleyshambhala [dot] org. We would be very grateful. Please note that we have limited work-study options for online programs.

Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend a program for which you have pre-registered and paid, and contact us to cancel participation at least one week (7 calendar days) prior to the start of the program, you are entitled to either receive a refund less the cost of processing the payment, or you can apply the full payment amount to the cost of an upcoming program of your choice.

If you cancel your participation within the week prior to the program, you can apply those funds to another upcoming program of your choice.

No refunds will be given for cancellations after a program has begun.

Non Discrimination
The Berkeley Shambhala Center is open to everyone, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

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