The Triyana training is an immersive program that will provide a comprehensive overview of the turnings of the wheel of dharma and the dharma of the Buddha. The course will focus on methods and practices that integrate the Buddha's teachings to awaken an enduring spiritual life of harmony, peace and purpose. In year 2 of Triyana, we study the second turning of the Wheel of Dharma with discourse focusing on the Mahayana teachings. We will study the six perfections and overcoming destructive emotions using the profound wisdom on the Buddha's teachings of the Heart Sutra.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
1. )Implement the teachings of The Heart Sutra into your everyday life
2.) Comprehend the 37 vows of a Bodhisattva
3.) Instill a confident faith in daily meditation practice
4.) Teach tong-len and metta meditation to others
5.) Recite The Heart Sutra prayer from memory
6.) Recite The Heart Sutra Mantra
7.) Work with the 6 paramitas in daily life
8.) Take Green Tara empowerment
9.) Understand and begin practicing the Green Tara Sadhana
Mindfulness, Yoga and nature have played an important role throughout Kevan Gale’s life. Influenced at an early age, Kevan was first introduced to yoga by his Aunt and Uncle while they lived in the United States before moving to India where they created a 350-acre wildlife sanctuary.
As a US Trustee of SAI (Save Animal Initiative) Sanctuary, Kevan continues to work closely with his Aunt sharing both yoga and their love of nature. Kevan’s grandmother also played an important role in his life, imparting in him her Native American roots and respect for Mother Earth. This early introduction to the natural world led Kevan to pursue degrees in Environmental Sciences and later a career in environmental consulting that spanned 12 years.
Kevan had the good fortunate of meeting his current teacher Khenpo Lama Migmar, Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain, who he has studied with for over 15 years. He left consulting to fully dedicate his time to yoga, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings. He owns Fluid Yoga and Stil Studio in Dedham MA where he shares the path of yoga and mindfulness. Additionally, Kevan teaches mindfulness at Northeastern University where he is currently working in collaboration with Dr. Dudley to expand the host of offerings to mindfulness students.