Meditation Instructors share the Dharma, particularly how to meditate, with others. This sharing is an important part of an Instructors practice and training, and it is done with the guidance and approval of Lama Yeshe Jinpa. Meditation Instructors encounter obstacles and impediments in their practice, but aim to keep their actions in line with the Bodhisattva Path and use these encounters to further their abilities to help others. Seeking guidance from Lama Jinpa regularly and often.
Meditation Instructors are aware that meditation, on its own, is not enough. Engaging in study, open discourse, other activities with Teachers and other Instructors, and learning by teaching is essential. While a meditation group or session may be geared toward a secular audience, a beginner audience, or an advanced audience, for an Instructor it is always an opportunity to learn and practice. As mentors to those new to Lion’s Roar Dharma Center, Meditation Instructors lend a helping hand to those exploring both meditation and Buddhism for the first time or those simply new to Lion’s Roar.
The Dharma that Meditation Instructors pass on is that which has been passed down for centuries. As Instructors, we know our limits and are willing to say, “I don’t know the answer to that question.” As Instructors, we are willing to stand in front of a group and say our names. As Instructors, we will share what we can, and hold the space for those who wish to learn.