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Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions

Celeste Budwit-Hunter, Shamatha Tradition
Suggested donation $10

The word for meditation in Sanskrit is “shamatha” which means “peacefully abiding.” Peacefully abiding describes the mind as it naturally is. The word “peace” tells the whole story. The human mind is by nature joyous, calm and very clear. In shamatha meditation we aren’t creating a peaceful state, we’re letting our mind be as it is naturally. Celeste Budwit-Hunter, MA, LMFTA, has studied Shambhala Buddhism for 25 years. An advanced student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, she teaches programs at the Houston Shambhala Meditation Center. In her professional life, Celeste works as a manager of a technical writing company, sees clients in family therapy, and speaks to audiences on stress management, resilience, and self-worth. The series is co-sponsored by Ligmincha Texas Institute, The Jung Center of Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Rothko Chapel.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
12:00 PM

Experience contemplative practices from the Shamantha tradition.