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Practicing According to your Buddhist Personality (Temperament)

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

A Daylong Meditation and Qi Gong Retreat

NOTE:  This program is offered in person as well as via zoom

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Join us in a fun and engaging exploration of the three key Buddhist temperament or personality types outlined in the seminal Buddhist text known as the Visuddhimagga (the Path of Purification):

  • Greedy/Faithful
  • Aversive/Discerning
  • Deluded/Speculative

Although most people have a mix of these qualities, many of us have a primary temperament or two, which can inform how we think and behave, as well as what hindrance we might be most affected by. Understanding one’s temperament offers nuance to the positive and negative aspects of each and how to best cultivate supportive internal and external conditions that foster well being and peace.

In our time together, we’ll spend time assessing our temperaments, engage in mindful relational practice to explore the topic, and discuss recommended practices for each temperament type. This process will be done in the container of a daylong, where half the time will be in silent meditation and qigong practice, both of which will include instructions on practicing with your temperament.

This event is open to anyone, and is ideal if you have at least some meditation practice.

Where is this event located? 
This event will take place in person at the Santa Monica Meditation Center. Find directions, parking and accessibility information here.

COVID-19 Protocol: In keeping with the principles of the dharma that underlie our activities, primarily non-harming, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated in order to attend in person. Masks are optional as all attendees are fully vaccinated. Attendance is limited to allow for social distancing.

Suggested donation: $85


Gullu Singh, JDTEACHER

Gulwinder “Gullu” Singh is a mindfulness and Dharma teacher who also practices corporate real estate law. Although he was exposed to meditation as a child, he found his own practice when, after law school, he found himself working at high-powered law firms where the job was extremely stressful. Gullu completed the four-year Spirit Rock Meditation…

Gabrielle HammondTEACHER

Gabrielle Hammond (Movement Teacher | Qigong) has been practicing as an acupuncturist and doctor of Taoist and Traditional Chinese Medicine for past 28 years, under the tutelage of a 64th generation Taoist Master Chang Yi Hsiang, who initiated her journey into contemplative arts, meditation, and qigong practice at a young age. Gabrielle continues to teach…

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April 13
9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT




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