Meditation in Everyday Life
with David Parker & John Smith
Open to the Public
Provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and the right support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of one’s life, revealing one’s innate stability, strength and clarity. Through exercises and dialogs we explore what a regular meditation practice can bring to everyday life and what everyday life can bring to our meditation practice.
David Parker is grateful to the patient students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, including his current teacher, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, who helped a skeptical beginner start a regular meditation practice in Boston 25 years ago, and led him step by step under his own power into a larger view. He has been active in the Portland Shambhala Center since he moved here almost 20 years ago, and is currently a teacher in training, a meditation instructor, and coordinator of the Tuesday night open house talks. He works part time as a scientist and professor at OHSU, where he and his students study how the cells of the immune system communicate with each other using mice and mouse cells in tissue culture.
John Smith became a student of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1975, and has continued as a student of Sakyong Mipham. He has been on the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center Council for many years and is now the interim Director of Communication. He appreciates talking with others about meditation and enjoys teaching meditation classes. He was born and raised in Humacao, Puerto Rico, and has a consulting business focusing on the development and support of learning communities and their uses of technology.
If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Abbey Pleviak.