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April 21 @ 10:00 am 11:15 am

by: Zoë Tait-Sargent

DATES: 19/11 17/12, 21/01/24, 18/02, 17/03, 21/04, 19/05/24.
Time: 10:00 to 11:15 AM
Location: Laan van Meerdervoort 200 A, The Hague or Jitsi
Language: English


Shamatha meditation is the foundation for various Buddhist meditation forms and methods. Shamatha teaches us how to calm our constantly active mind and how to develop calmness, clarity and concentration. Compassion is one of the four immeasurables. It is defined as the wish that others might be free from suffering and its causes. Our innate capacity for empathy is the source of that most precious of all human qualities. In this beginners course we will use the meditation on Avalokiteshvara to develop compassion.

The practical composition and constructive structure ensures that after the course you can continue to meditate independently at home with the help of the handouts. Meditating with each other is guided and then mainly in silence with feedback moments. We also pay attention to your posture. The course is given in the Sakya center and via the online platform Jitsi, we meditate on a chair, cushion or bench. Mats, meditation cushions and benches are provided. Please bring your own pair of warm socks and/or shawl.


€ 10 per morning; 5 euros for people with a minimum income. If this is still too burdensome, then this can be deviated from in consultation. This course is free for participants who pay an annual contribution to Sakya (in one lump sum or monthly).


Laan van Meerdervoort 200A
The Hague, Netherlands
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