Learn the Heart Opening Practice of "Sending & Taking" Meditation
The self-cherishing habit causes us no end of pain and dissatisfaction
Led by Khaydroup Zangmo
Changing our orientation from self-grasping to cultivating a caring attitude for others affords us immediate relief. Self-grasping is fear based and anxiety producing, and brings us exactly the opposite of the happiness and joy that we want. While we may resist letting go of self-concern even for a moment, doing so provides great relief. Think how happy you feel when you anticipate the joy of giving a gift that you know will bring joy. We can cultivate this open-hearted feeling through the practice of “Sending and Taking.” It is easy to learn and so becomes always accessible.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Refunds are available up to 24 hours before the course.
Bay Shore Church
5100 The Toledo
Long Beach, CA 90803
We meet in the Gabrielson Chapel of the Bay Shore Church on The Toledo and Granada in Belmont Shore.
Parking: There is a free lot across Granada Ave. There is public parking available except from noon Saturday through noon Sunday. Street parking is also available, please observe all parking signs.
Equipment: We have different styles of zafus (firm sitting cushions), zabutons (floor mats), benches and comfortable chairs on hand.
Questions?: Email us at email@example.com.
Please consider bringing
- A snack or drink for yourself and/or to contribute.
- Your own sitting gear, if preferred.
- A donation/dana for the teacher.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes and shoes that are easy to slip on and off.
- An extra wrap like a blanket or shawl to keep warm during the sits.
- DO NOT wear scented perfumes and fragrances.
- TURN OFF your cell phone for the duration of the event.
- Arrive at least 5 minutes early to get settled.
Financial Assistance: No one is turned away for lack of funds! If you are unable to pay all or part of the fee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1990, during a three month stay in India, many auspicious events led Khaydroup straight to the monastic community of Gendun Rinpoche in the Auvergne Region of France where she had the good fortune to be guided in two consecutive traditional Three Year retreats by this highly respected meditation master. After completing her second retreat in 1997, Khaydroup joined the women’s monastery and began teaching the Dharma in centers, schools and organizations in Europe and in the USA. At the request of Shamar Rinpoche, Khaydroup moved back to the US in 2000 to be a resident teacher at the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Center. During the years she has been there, she helped found both the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path and West Los Angeles Bodhi Path Centers. The West Los Angeles group moved to Pasadena in 2004 where Khaydroup continues as the resident teacher.
Khaydroup was also a primary school teacher for 15 years, owning and directing a Waldorf Preschool for the last five of those years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she in now a lay practitioner and lives with her daughter, granddaughters, and assorted pets in South Pasadena.