Impermanence and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
with Venerable Jamyang
The reason why we are suffering is that we don’t understand reality as it is. We are occupied and distracted by our own stories, and we believe that our thoughts – at least part of them – are reality itself.
The best way to understand and connect with the nature of reality is by shifting our attention from the past and the future to the here and now, and from our thinking mind to our experience. The four foundations of mindfulness offer us an excellent tool to practice this.
In this two-day workshop, we will investigate the impermanent nature of our body, feelings, mind, and phenomena. By being mindful of the impermanent nature of things, we connect with reality itself. We learn how to be comfortable with change and go with the flow.
In the sessions, besides the teachings, there will be time for Q&A and meditation.
Ven. Jamyang gives a brief overview of her background and the two-day workshop, “Impermanence and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.”
Reading material for the teachings on Impermanence and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (PDF)
About the Teacher
Ven. Jamyang, who is originally from the Netherlands, came into contact with Buddhism in 1997 at Tushita Meditation Center in Dharamsala. She soon realized she had a strong connection with both Buddhism and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Over the next few years she did several retreats and took ordination as a nun in 2000 at Kopan Monastery, Nepal. She has completed the five-year Basic Program and the seven-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist studies, including the retreat requirements. In between these studies, from 2007 until 2009, she worked at Buddha House, Adelaide, as SPC and teacher. She is currently teaching in India, New Zealand, and Australia. Students say that she is an engaging teacher with a knack for clearly explaining complex topics. Ven. Jamyang is the main writer of the study manual for the Middle Way subject of the Masters Program, and has been painting tangkas for more than twenty years.
For more information about her work you can visit www.lhundupjamyang.com