For 2,500 years, sitting and walking meditation have served as core Buddhist practices. Zen Master Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh has offered fresh approaches to these practices which make them very accessible to Westerners while remaining consistent with the key Buddhist Sutras on which they are based. 

     On December 4, Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor will offer two short films on this subject: one showing Thich Nhat Hanh offering instruction in walking meditation, and the other showing his students demonstrating sitting meditation postures and techniques. 

     Jack will then elaborate on various approaches to sitting meditation
based on the tradition of Ven.Thich Nhat Hanh, and their roots in the
Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing and the Sutra on the Four
Foundations of Mindfulness. 

Jack Lawlor was ordained by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh as a Dharma Teacher in 1992 in a Transmission of the Lamp Ceremony conducted in the Plum Village monastery and practice center in France.  He studied and practiced shikantaza meditation in the tradition of Zen Master Dogen as a student of Roshi Philip Kapleau between 1977 and 1991.  He has served as President of the Buddhist Council of the
Midwest and on the National  Board of Directors of the Buddhist Peace
Fellowship.

Together with Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack compiled a manual on Sangha building in the West entitled “Friends on the Path”, published by Parallax Press.   This event will take place on Friday , December 4, (7:30 to 9:00pm) at Loyola University’s lakefront campus,  Hussey Lounge, Damen Hall (10th floor), 6525 North Sheridan, Chicago IL 60626.  Hussey Lounge is best reached by taking the elevator at the east end of the building to the 10th floor. The building is at
the southeast of the campus, very close to Loyola Parking Garage and
also where Sheridan/Broadway/Devon meet. Street Parking is free. If the
gates of Parking Garage are up, parking is free, especially on week
ends. Otherwise, there is a charge for parking in Loyola Garage.  

The event is co-sponsored by TIBETcenter, Lakeside Buddha Sangha, and
Loyola University (College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office). 
Refreshments are served.  Donations are welcomed; all proceeds are for
the benefit of TIBETcenter, a non-profit corporation which
promotes education in Buddhism and Tibetan culture. 

50% off SALES
There will be books, CDs, DVDs, and gift items for sale at 50% discount. One
evening Special Sale only. 

MEMBERSHIP
During this program, we would like to offer $100.00 and $50.00 level membership. $100.00 level new members can choose any three of the items displayed for sale, and $50.00 level new members can choose one of the items displayed for sale. TIBETcenter members enjoy 15% discount on all programs and 15% discount on
purchases made from TIBETgift. INFORMATION & REGISTRATIONCall: 
847-492-0809Email: tibetcenter@aol.com.