See Course Description Below for Locations, Dates, and Times
Part 1: Training in Concentration Day Course
Saturday, February 2; 10am – 4pm $35 or $25 students/seniors; $5 for lunch
With concentration, we will experience inner peace, a healthy body, and a strong mind. Without concentration, we will be continually disturbed by an agitated mind and fail to make forward progress in our spiritual training.
During this day course, Gen Nyema will explain concentration, its benefits, and how to enhance our concentration. In particular, she will introduce the topic of tranquil abiding, a profound state of concentration necessary for higher spiritual realizations, and a training course for deepening our power of concentration.
10:00am – 11:30am: First Teaching
11:30am – 11:45am: Break
11:45am – 12:15pm: Meditation
12:15pm – 1:30pm: Lunch Break
1:30pm – 2:45pm: Second Teaching
2:45pm – 3:00pm: Break
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Q&A and Final Meditation
You do not have to attend Part II and Part III in order to attend this day course.
Part 2: Home Training Course
Sunday, February 3 – Wednesday, March 27
Part 2 of Training in Concentration is a home training course that will be outlined during the day course. Day course participants are invited to try this training course for seven weeks at home.
Part 3: Mountain Retreat
Thursday, March 28 – Sunday, March 31 $125.00 (includes event fee, accommodations and meals)
The final part of Training in Concentration is a four-day silent meditation retreat in the beautiful mountains of the Upstate. Only those who complete Parts 1 and 2 of the Training in Concentration course will be permitted to attend this unique meditation retreat.
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Lunch registration is now closed.
Please feel free to bring your own vegetarian lunch. There are also several restaurants close to the Center if you would prefer to dine off-site during the lunch break.
Register by Phone
To register by phone, please call 803-200-2115.
Register by Mail
To mail in a check for the day course, please make your check out to Ganden Buddhist Center and mail it to:
Ganden Buddhist Center
2999 Sunset Blvd. #101
West Columbia, SC 29169
* Please add $5 for lunch if you plan on taking advantage of our vegetarian lunch served during the break.