Online Shamata Meditation (ENG)

Online stream
BYL Online
at 03/01/2022 08:00-08:30 o'clock (30 min)
Price: 0.00 €
Online registration is not possible


Peaceful abiding. Tranquillity. Sounds like what we’d all like more of in our daily lives. These are qualities cultivated through shamata meditation, and the literal translation of the Buddhist word.

Benefits of Shamata Meditation Many studies have looked at the benefits of shamata meditation. The upsides to this simple practice are numerous and holistic—physical, emotional, interpersonal.

In studies of patients treated for HIV, breast cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis, shamata meditation seemed to strengthen the immune system’s disease-fighting response. The American Heart Association finds shamata meditation may offer benefits to those with heart disease. Shamata meditation might also mitigate cognitive decline.

Shamata meditation is beneficial for those with anxiety, depression, stress, and helps reduce what doctors call, “general psychopathology”. The practice can be beneficial as an adjunct treatment for drug addiction and can increase feelings of self compassion and body satisfaction.

As you bring shamata off the cushion and into your life, you may notice an improvement in overall wellbeing. The attunement and observation practiced in shamata help us take pleasure in our lives as we live them by being present in the moment. Through our practice, we also become equipped to withstand life’s challenging moments.

Not too tight, not too loose. About Lama Brian Hilliard At 18 years old Lama Brian Hilliard received life-changing teachings from the Tibetan master, Chőgyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He completed advanced training seminaries including Ngedon School, Nitartha Institute and Vajradhatu seminaries under Tibetan masters.

After many years of study, teaching and training, Lama Brian completed the traditional Tibetan three-year retreat. He has taught meditation in business and retreat centres for over 35 years. Lama Brian teaches beginning and advanced students meditation for everyday life as well as Tibetan yoga.

He was born in Connecticut, USA and is now based in Europe, having established a retreat centre in Umbria, Italy. Lama Brian is passionate about studying, cooking, enjoys running, playing accordion and ukelele, Italia, yoga and travel.

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Online stream

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Lama Brian
Lama Brian completed the traditional 3-year Tibetan retreat. He teaches the basics of meditation based on a lifetime of spiritual practice. Lama Brian received directly, and in-person, profound instructions and empowerments from some of the great Teachers of Tibet, including Trungpa Rinpoche, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. Lama Brian also teaches The Power of Sound Healing training which infuses meditation with alchemy crystal singing bowls. He is especially inspired by the teachings of Milarepa who said that the phenomenal world is all the books one needs. Lama Brian's main focus these days is on beauty, simplicity, and harmonising crystal sound.

Cancellation conditions

Please cancel your participation within 12 hours of the class start.