First Excellence Facilitated Group Practice
We are delighted to be able to offer the First Excellence in two formats. Participants can sign up and move through it individually, or as part of a Facilitated Group.
Next Available Group
Registration Deadline: 24 June 2020.
Start: 28 June 2020.
Date: Meetings will be held every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month for 20 weeks.
Time: 2 pm-3:30pm EDT / 8pm-9:30pm CEST
Fill out the form on the bottom of this page to enroll in the next available group. Spaces are limited and will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. For any questions you may have about TTE First Excellence groups, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is group practice?
We invite you to enhance your meditations of Tara’s Triple Excellence by joining fellow students as they study and practice the First Excellence with a trained facilitator. The group of 8-12 participants will meet bi-weekly in 90-minute online Zoom-sessions to review, discuss questions about the practice.
Who are the facilitators?
The groups’ facilitators are practitioners of the Third Excellence who have completed the Tara’s Triple Excellence Facilitator Training. A pair of co- facilitators will create a welcoming environment for you and the group to progress on the path.
The benefits of group practice:
In this day and age very few of us have the merit to get continuous teachings from our teachers. This is why Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche created the authentic online dharma program, Tara’s Triple Excellence. While people are welcome to go through this program individually, there are advantages to joining a group.
In Buddhism we speak of taking refuge in the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. While Sangha can refer to the enlightened sangha of realized masters, the jewel quality pertains to our companions on the Buddhist path as well. The sangha of companions holds an ocean of wisdom. When we find ways to collectively share this wisdom, we can truly benefit from the sangha jewel.
This group practice is for us if we are…
– interested in studying, reflecting and meditating upon the teachings of the First Excellence in the company of other students.
– looking for help setting our daily practice schedule.
– having a hard time sticking to our daily practice schedule and looking for support that will keep us on track.
– wishing to meet and build stronger connections with other TTE participants.