Weekly Meditation Class Schedule

Beginning November 5, 2019

Introduction to Meditation
Tuesdays 6 – 7pm 

At Bassett Hospital Chapel, 1 Atwell Road Cooperstown NY

We begin with meditation instruction and practice with time for questions and discussion about our experience before moving onto the text we’re reading. This year we will begin by reading and discussing the new book by Pema Chodron, Welcoming the Unwelcome.

Pema Chodron is a well known American Buddhist nun whose gentle and precise way of teaching meditation has inspired many.

Matthew Zalichin has been Rangjung Yeshe Gomde’s resident meditation instructor since 2009. He has studied with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is a senior student of Phakchok Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. He has also been a friend and student of Pema’s for 40 years and will lead the discussion. The book will be available for sale at the first meeting.

How to Die Well – Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition Thursdays 6-7:30pm & Fridays 11-12:30pm

At Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, 412 Glimmerglen Road Cooperstown NY

Like it or not, our friends, families and ourselves must all die. Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike can apply the wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition which is is renowned for the depth of its approach to death. Join us! Meditation and discussion facilitated by Matthew Zalichin.

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Sundays 11-12:30pm

At Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, 412 Glimmerglen Road Cooperstown NY

Gampopa’s classic text has guided Buddhist practitioners for a thousand years. Michael Friedman who completed a three year retreat under the guidance of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and is a senior student of Phakchok Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will lead meditation practice and discussion.