Intro to Tibetan Buddhism/Meditation

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Introduction to the Theory and Practice of
Tibetan Buddhism & Meditation

Buddhism is a practical philosophy applicable to all life situations.  Buddhism emphasizes that our life is a precious gift full of wonderful possibilites if we are taught to understand that reality is subjective.  At the core of Buddhist practice is a profound interest in understanding human pain and the development of the necessary tools to transcend pain and discover the "magic of the ordinary" in order to live in harmony with ourselves and those around us.

Speaker Leandro Chernicoff
TAMIU - Pellegrino Hall 101

Friday, April 13, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.  ♦   2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 15, 2012
9:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Simultaneous interpretation to Spanish available.


The program includes the following:

  • Introduction to the Buddhist tradition, the "Eternal Legacy"
  • The figure of historic Buddha and his current relevance
  • Buddha's teachings
  • Four Noble Truths:  Suffering, the Origin of Suffering, the Cessation of Suffering, and the Paths to that Cessation
  • Shila, Samadhi and Prajna:  Discipline, Meditation, and Knowledge
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation
  • The objects and techniques of meditation
  • Working with the transformation of perception
  • Conclusion


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For more information please contact us at:

Texas A&M International University
U.S./Mexico Relations
5201 University Boulevard
Student Center 118
Laredo, TX 78041
Tel. 956-326-2834 — Fax 956-326-2836
Email: binationalcentermx@tamiu.edu
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 5 pm