Dates: Starts on February 6th, 2023 and occurs every week on Mondays until March 13th, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
ATIYOGA BOOK CLUB: Online Meditation & Reading Group
Module One: "The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness"
Mondays, February 6 - March 13, 2023 @ 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm ET (NYC time)
Led by Lynn Newdome (authorized instructor)
The Atiyoga Book Club will integrate the study of Namkhai Norbu's books with the practice of meditation. There will be several 6-week modules during 2023, each focusing on a different text.
In Module One we'll read The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness, aiming to investigate presence and awareness in meditation, within daily life, and as a foundation for discovering the nature of mind.
Each session (approx. 1 hour) will include:
The Atiyoga Book Club is open to everyone with an interest in Namkhai Norbu's teachings, whether or not they've received Dzogchen "transmission." The only requirement is that participants join with video, so we can all see and communicate with each other in a more personal way.
This program, developed by the Meditation Dept. of the International Atiyoga Foundation, is a collaboration with Shang Shung Publications and Tsegyalgar East.
All participants need to register themselves on the program landing page to receive the Zoom link and session notifications. This is the link:
The Meditation Instructor: Lynn Newdome
Lynn Newdome has studied and practiced Buddhist meditation since 1974. She has been a student of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu since 1999, and an authorized Santi Maha Sangha ("Dzogchen Community") Instructor since 2015. Lynn is on the Meditation Department of the International Atiyoga Foundation. She near the Dzogchen Community Center of 'Tsegyalgar East' in Massachusetts (US), and is also a professional violinist and teacher.
To begin, this program will be presented in English (only), but we're looking for volunteer translators. Contact Giovanni Totino at email@example.com if you are interested in being a translator.
Session 1: Monday, February 6, 2023
Topic: Introduction to Dzogchen Practice
Guided Meditation: Recognizing Body, Voice and Mind
Session 2: Monday, February 13, 2023
Topic: Understanding 'Mind'
Guided Meditation: Establishing Presence with Focus
Session 3: Monday, February 20, 2023
Topic: Developing Presence and Awareness
Guided Meditation: Relaxing in the Calm State
Session 4: Monday, February 27, 2023
Topic: The Calm State and Movement of Thoughts
Guided Meditation: Relating with Thoughts
Session 5: Monday, March 6, 2023
Topic: Observing Ourselves without Bias
Guided Meditation: Incorporating Perceptions
Session 6: Monday, March 13, 2023
Topic: Living in Presence and Awareness
Guided Meditation: Integrating in Daily Life
The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness is available from Shang Shung Publications:
Upcoming modules of the Atiyoga Book Club: