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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Weekend: May 2-4, 2014 at the Eileen Fisher Foundation offices in Irvington, NY.

Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

The Westchester Buddhist Meditation Center will host “Resolving the Mind’s Fundamental Struggle: A Weekend of Mahamudra Teachings and Practice” May 2-4 at the Eileen Fisher Foundation offices in Irvington, NY.

Formed in 2009, the Westchester Buddhist Meditation Center shares Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist teachings and meditation practices with friends and neighbors in Westchester County, NY. It meets on Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon at the Eileen Fisher headquarters at 2 Bridge Street in Irvington.

The Mahamudra weekend will be led by the Venerable Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, known as one of the most dynamic masters of Tibetan Buddhist meditation. While most meditation techniques seek to calm and focus the mind by focusing on the breath or an image, or by mindfully watching and letting go of thoughts, practitioners of Mahamudra meditation feel that these techniques serve only as “patches” on the symptoms of the mind’s essential uneasiness. The ancient techniques of Mahamudra meditation are designed to resolve this incessant struggle and release the mind’s fundamental creative energy of compassion and wisdom. In his weekend program, Rinpoche will present Mahamudra techniques and then lead participants through guided meditation sessions in the main stages of the practice. There will also be time for open discussion and the chance to meet Rinpoche personally.

The retreat is offered on a donation basis. Session times are May 2, 7-9 p.m.; May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and May 4, 10 a.m.-noon. For more info, including a detailed schedule and suggested donations, visit