Learning to Abide in Peace and Ease
A calm abiding meditation
Join Lama Döndrup as she leads a calm abiding meditation, the meditative practice of bringing the mind to peace and stillness. It is natural for fear, worry and anxiety to arise in difficult times, and this practice helps us to develop a way of not following those thoughts so closely, and experience our innate ease and peace even in challenging situations.
In this 30-minute video, Lama Döndrup starts with a short introduction to the meditation and its purposes. She then leads the refuge and bodhicitta prayer, and provides a brief explanation of each. The meditation concludes with a beautiful dedication for the well being of all.
You are welcome to watch this video as many times as you like. If you would like to explore the calm abiding meditation further, we recommend the Introduction to Calm Abiding (Shamatha) Meditation course, a five-session course which Lama Döndrup taught on Zoom.
Lama Döndrup is the Resident Lama of Sukhasiddhi Foundation overseeing the curriculum and offerings at Sukhasiddhi in collaboration with the lamas and dharma leaders on the teachers council. She has practiced and studied in the Buddhist tradition for over twenty five years. After five years of Theravadin Buddhist training, she immersed herself in the teachings and practices of the Shangpa and Kagyu Vajrayana lineages. In 2005, she completed a traditional three-year retreat and was authorized as a lama. Upon her return to Marin County, she began teaching classes and leading meditations at Sukhasiddhi Foundation, and in 2020 was authorized by Lama Palden Drolma as Resident Lama. Lama Döndrup is honored to guide students through all stages of the spiritual journey; helping them to feel confident in their own understanding of practices and teachings; and supporting the natural unfolding of their innate wisdom and compassion. In addition to her Buddhist training, Lama Döndrup trained in the Diamond Approach for seven years and has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in piano performance.