Buddhist Studies: Taming the Mind

with Ronald Stiskin & Oona O'Connell

September 5th—October 17th (2018)

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  • $265 Patron
  • $225 General
  • $190 Students
  • ($30.00 Material Fee included in each price.)

Prerequisite: Shambhala Training (recommended but not required)

      No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.  

- The Buddha 


The Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is embarking on Cycle One of Buddhist StudiesThis profound series introduces us to a deeper study of the view and practice of the three yanas of Tibetan Buddhism. The Buddhist Studies Series will be offered sequentially through the remainder of 2018 and 2019. Taming the Mind is the foundational class for the series. 

Class Details

Taming the Mind introduces a deeper study of the view and practice of the hinayana, or "foundational vehicle," of Tibetan Buddhism. It presents the hinayana path of renouncing samsara and the joy of developing discipline on the path that leads to liberation. During this course, students are introduced to the practice of contemplation and, specifically, the contemplation of the Four Reminders.

Class Topics 

  • The Buddhist Path of Transformation
  • Mindfulness and Awareness
  • True Suffering
  • Motivation and the Four Reminders
  • Faith and Discipline
  • Selflessness and Liberation


Ron Stiskin became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1982. He considers himself fortunate to have attended the 1986 Vajradhatu Seminary, the last one taught by Trunpga Rinpoche. He earned his B.A. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies and is a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee.




Materials fee covers sourcebook, "Taming the Mind and Walking the Bodhisattva Path" which is the required text for this course (as well the next course Buddhist Studies course - Walking the Bodhisattva Path).

Our Generosity Policy helps make programming available to all those who wish to participate. To utilize the Generosity Policy, please call the Registrar at 212-675-6544. We cannot accept Generosity Policy registrations at the door, so please make arrangements in advance.