Meditation Technology sessions provide opportunities to develop your meditative ability, or technologies, to improve your skills in managing your mind and enhancing your mental and spiritual well being.
Sessions can be taken individually or together as a series. Each session will include instructions, guided meditations, group discussion, and individual meditation sessions. The programs will be led by Jewel Heart Instructors Hartmut Sagolla and Supa Corner. Open to all experience levels.
Details with individual topics, dates and registration follow below. Each session begins at 9:00am and closes at 1:00pm Eastern Time.
Hartmut Sagolla first met Gelek Rimpoche in 1984 and has been studying Tibetan Buddhism for over 30 years. He lived at the Tibetan Buddhist Society, Melbourne, Australia before moving to the U.S. and since 2002 has served as a Program Director at Jewel Heart. He is a Jewel Heart instructor and Director of the Bloomfield Hills chapter.
Supa (Greg) Corner has been practicing Buddhism since 1979. He was ordained in the Chogye order of Korean Zen Buddhism with seven years of formal practice. In 1987 he began studying Tibetan Buddhism with the late master Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche and is currently an instructor and community chaplain at Jewel Heart, as well as the Director of the West Michigan chapter.
Fee per session:
$20 Jewel Heart Members / $25 Non-Members
No one is turned away due to financial considerations.
Your contribution helps support Jewel Heart preserve and present authentic Tibetan Buddhist teachings.
Registration includes on-demand access to this program’s recordings as well as support materials via a personal Jewel Heart login account. Newcomers to Jewel Heart online programs receive instructions about their account in their registration confirmation email. Please allow a day or two following the live programs for recordings to be posted.
For registration questions, contact [email protected].
DATE/TIMES: Saturdays 9:00am – 1:00pm Eastern Time
The sessions below are available to be taken individually or as part of a successive course of study and practice.
To follow in sequence, you are welcome to begin with Meditation Technology: A Series on How to Meditate in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition below. Then, to apply the meditation tools introduced and developed in this first series, we invite you to experience the next 7 sessions of Applied Meditation Technology: Blueprints of Enlightenment. Continuing forward, you might choose the next steps on your meditation journey with Applied Meditation Technology: Blueprints of Enlightenment – Compassion for Others.
For questions about these programs and options, write [email protected].
MEDITATION TECHNOLOGY TOPICS AND DATES
|1. Concentrated Meditation – Buddha, Breath and Mantra
July 25, 2020
|2. Mindfulness Meditation – Mindfulness of Body, Feelings, Thoughts and Phenomena
August 22, 2020
|3. Analytical Meditation – Anger/Patience and Attachment/Love
September 26, 2020
|4. Visualization Meditation – White Tara, Buddha, Other Examples
October 10, 2020
|5. Meditation on the Mind – The Nature of Mind (6 Similes)
November 14, 2020
|6. Mind and Mental Faculties – 10 Essential Faculties for Meditation
December 19, 2020
|7. Creating the Environment and Taking Refuge
January 9, 2021
|8. The Four Immeasurable Thoughts
February 6, 2021
|9. The Field of Merit
March 6, 2021
|10. The Seven Limbed Prayer and Special Request
April 10, 2021
Upon registration, the webinar(s) link and supporting materials will appear below.
Concentrated Meditation – Buddha, Breath and Mantra
Concentrated meditation is the foundation of every kind of meditation. It brings clarity and sharpness of focus and allows us to stay with any object of observation for prolonged periods. This workshop introduces techniques to deepen concentration using the example of some popular meditation objects.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 25, 2020: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Mindfulness Meditation – Mindfulness of Body, Feelings, Thoughts and Phenomena
Mindfulness meditation can be applied to almost every area of the mundane and spiritual world. This workshop explores various techniques that help center our mind and navigate more skillfully through the ups and downs of our lives.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 22, 2020: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Analytical Meditation – Anger/Patience and Attachment/Love
Widely practiced in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, analytical meditation uses cognitive methods to overcome destructive emotions and generate helpful states of mind.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 26, 2020: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Visualization Meditation – White Tara, Buddha, Other Examples
A picture says more than a thousand words. Using every aspect of the human condition, visualization combines the emotional, intellectual and visionary capabilities of our mind to build a future free of trouble and full of compassion and joy. This workshop explores various visualization techniques from our everyday experience and from the tantric world.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 10, 2020: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Meditation on the Mind – The Nature of Mind (6 Similes)
What is the mind? What is its nature? All happiness, suffering and human accomplishment is experienced through the mind. All spiritual development happens through the mind. Therefore meditation on the mind is most useful. This workshop will
explore how to connect with the clarity and awareness that is the nature of the mind.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 14, 2020: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Mind and Mental Faculties – 10 Essential Faculties for Meditation
The mind is not a unitary, single entity, but a complex web of different types of awareness and mental faculties. Understanding and experiencing the functions of the mind and its faculties allows us fine tune our ability to conduct effective meditation. In this workshop the emphasis is on the first 10 of 51 mental faculties that accompany every moment of mind and allow it to correctly ascertain it’s objects.
DATE/TIME:Saturday, December 19, 2020: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Creating the Environment and Taking Refuge
At the beginning of any Tibetan Buddhist Meditation it is important to create a conducive environment for meditation and connect with our source of compassion, inspiration and blessings. The workshop will include guided visualization of the Field of Refuge and analytical meditation on the meaning of taking refuge.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 9, 2021, 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Four Immeasurable Thoughts
In order to get the best result from a meditation it is of crucial importance to set the best possible motivation. The Four Immeasurable Thoughts embrace all living beings without exception. Guided meditations will be offered for each.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 6, 2021: 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Field of Merit
For most impactful and profound meditation, practitioners invoke the Field of Merit, which is one’s own spiritual teacher in the appearance of an enlightened being such as the Buddha, surrounded by other enlightened manifestations. This workshop will guide through various visualizations of the Field of Merit as well as exploring its purpose and meaning.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 6, 2021: 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Seven Limbed Prayer and Special Request
In order to have profound meditations with lasting impact, practitioners strive to create positive energy and purify any obstacles in the presence of the Field of Merit. The seven-limbed prayer is a condensed presentation of engaging in powerful positive thoughts and visualizations. Making special requests opens our heart and makes us receptive to the wisdom, compassion and blessings from the Field of Merit, and also from within ourselves. Note: Participation in Workshop 9: The Field of Merit is recommended for Workshop 10.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 10, 2021: 9:00am – 1:00pm