TIBETAN BUDDHISM: SHAMBHALA MEDITATION

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The ritual I chose from Tibetan Buddhism was Meditation for this my friend and I took a introduction to meditation session at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Montreal. This session is for people with no experience or just need to be guided into the right way of doing meditation. The center teaches the practice and study of Shambhala Buddhism originally conceived by Chögyam Trungpa which are mainly the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. In Buddhism meditation is an important part of their religion as its essential to the teachings of Buddha so meditating is a part of the everyday lives of many Buddhist followers; they meditate everyday for a decent amount of time ,actual Buddhist practitioners can meditate for 2-3 hours strait but regular city dwelling Buddhist do it for less time , nevertheless it is still effective. As our meditation guide said " we all have different backgrounds so there are many reason to why you have chosen to meditate .... it doesn't matter... as long as you meditate" but the main purpose (or general idea) of doing so is to clean one’s mind from anything stressful in one’s life, to develop an awareness for life and things that surround us, in order to relieve the strain on the brain for our busy lifestyles and to be able to easily relax or concentrate ,to face our lives better prepared. The Montreal Shambhala Meditation Center is located in Downtown Montreal on Saint-Catherine Street west in an office building. The building seemed very ordinary with many offices and many other free spaces for other arts . Once you get to room #510 where the center is, the whole feeling of the building changed. You walked into the big bright red doors and you couldn’t help but look around. It is a spacious place with many pictures, curtains and Buddhist books, it had a lot of colors furniture here and there but the place did not seem clustered at all more of a peaceful vibe . When you enter right in front there is book shelf ,to the right there is a

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