Lama Migmar Tseten: Tibetan Mindfulness at 1440 Multiversity

The Practice at 1440: Design-Your-Own Yoga Retreat, Jan 17–20.


Tibetan Mindfulness

July 19 - 21, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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Program Description

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the practice of mindfulness is learned to pacify afflictive emotions, quiet inner chatter, and reduce stress. But it can, and should, be applied to any day-to-day activity—eating, walking, sitting, standing, and even sleeping. The true goal of “mindfulness” is to nurture a constant presence in all of our activities, a state that is effortlessly free of distraction.

Over this immersive weekend, Lama Migmar Tseten will guide you, step-by-step, in a deeply traditional philosophy of true awareness. His ancient practice is based on two factors: drenpa (memory) and shézhin (awareness). Drenpa means to bring an object, such as the breath, into the mind. Shézhin means to maintain focused awareness on that object which has been brought to mind. When drenpa and shézhin are combined, this is the definition of “mindfulness” (drenpa nyewar zhagpa).

This combination will empower you to:

  • Cultivate love, compassion, joy, and equanimity for yourself and others
  • Wake to the deepest nature of reality through superior insight (lhagthong)
  • Experience the union of profound wisdom and expansive compassion within.

Don’t miss this chance to learn mindfulness from a master of this profound and original lineage in a community of people dedicated to true presence and kindness. No knowledge, established practice, or prior experience of Buddhism is necessary.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Lama Migmar Tseten

    Tibetan Buddhist chaplain, teacher, author

    As a Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain for more than twenty years, Lama Migmar Tseten has served faculty and staff on campus as well as at the Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies which he founded in 1990 with the patronage of the Sakya Trichen.

    He received both a traditional and a contemporary education in India, graduating with an Acharya degree in 1979 from the Tibetan Institute of Sanskrit University. Awarded a medal for academic excellence by the Dalai Lama, he was also recognized as Khenpo for his scholarship and service to the dharma by the Sakya Trizin.

    Lama Migmar Tseten has supervised the editing and publication of more than 50 rare volumes of Sakya literature including the 31 volumes of Sakya Lamdre and the rare Golden Manuscripts of the Five Founding Masters. He is the author of many books on subjects from Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions, including Awakening to the Noble Truth, The Wisdom Gone Beyond, The Tibetan Book of Awakening, Treasures of the Sakya Lineage, and Yoga, Mindfulness and Mantra for Peaceful Living and Dying.

    Lama Migmar Tseten established Mangalam Studio to share free spiritual arts, teachings, and practices publicly via digital media, including the Mangalam Online Course, providing dharma studies and practices worldwide. He leads in-person retreats at Buddhist centers throughout North America and Europe.

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  • Why Attend
    • Know that you are learning how to be deeply mindful from an expert in one of the most authentic cultural traditions of ancient wisdom.

    • Take home a practice that you can grow for life with an essential skill set and all the tools you need to experience awareness in every aspect of your life.

    • Learn what all the "mindfulness" fuss is about from a true master, and why it works so well to transform lives and support daily happiness.

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  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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