There are things that we all need to do in our lives that when we think about doing them, we procrastinate. However, once we finally do these things, we feel so much better. For some, meditating on a regular basis is one of those things. We don’t always have the time to meditate or simply put it off. If you have visited the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art for one of its meditation classes and have not been back for a while, we would love to see you again so that you can enjoy the many benefits of meditation.

We all lead busy lives and have a ton of things to do on Saturdays. If we go to meditation class, we might not be able to do something else that we either want to do or need to do. However, if we do in fact go to meditation class, we might experience one of the many wonderful benefits of our guided meditation classes.

Once we make the commitment to going to meditation class, when the class is over and we walk out of the museum, we notice very quickly that we have smiles on our faces. We feel very peaceful and relaxed. We feel that all is right in the world. Whatever troubles were laying heavily on our minds before we entered the museum doesn’t seem to bother us now. We feel blissful.

Meditation attendees listen to Phuntsok read from the Dharmadatu.
Like any practice that requires a commitment and regular engagement to realize the benefits, going to meditation class on a regular basis does have a very positive cumulative effect. The more we practice meditation, the more we feel the positive effects in our lives.

Some of our regular meditators also practice meditation at home. The interesting experience that they all have shared with us is that something special happens at the meditation classes at the Jacques Marchais Museum. The meditation experience at the museum appears to have a profound effect. When we have asked why this is, no one is sure why. Some have speculated that it is the guided meditation provide by Venerable Thupten Puntsok (say “poont-sok”). Others say that it is something about meditating in the museum. Others say it is the group setting that makes for a more powerful experience.

No one knows for sure why the meditation classes at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art has such a positive impact on people, but one thing is for sure. You must visit the museum and try a class not just once, but try it for two successive Saturdays and decide for yourself whether there is something special happening at these classes.

Please note the following. Attending meditation class on a regular basis can be addictive and lead to walking around with a blissful smile on your face.

Blog written by Dan Globus, Tech Committee member and regular attendee of meditation classes at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.