Thu, 5 October, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Transforming our minds to reveal our natural compassion
Buddhist Perspectives, long a feature of our programme, provides the opportunity to explore key texts and commentaries from the rich Tibetan and Nalanda traditions in more extensive way. We are extremely fortunate to have Geshe Tenzin Zopa present teachings on the current text ‘A Commentary on the ‘Seven Point Mind Training’ by Se Chilbu Chokyi Gyaltsen (1121 – 89), a student of the master Chekawa.
Mind training (lo-jong) texts are at the very heart of Dharma, revealing the true essence of the Mahayana path to liberation. After Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses, Chekawa’s Seven-Point Mind Training is one of the most well-known and widely disseminated lo-jong teachings. Most of the lines are stand-alone maxims capturing an essential instruction or a specific spiritual practice. Each of these are extracted of their most profound meaning by Geshe-la, who provides a source of inspiration and advice on how to use each spiritual practice or instruction to overcome our destructive actions and thoughts and develop our most compassionate and joyous mind to its full potential.
Teacher: Geshe Tenzin Zopa is a very highly qualified teacher who teaches in English, transmitting the wisdom of Buddhism in an unmistaken and practical manner to a 21st century audience. For more information, see here.
Cost: General $15 / Member $13.50. Class includes Morning Tea.
Please note that lunch is not provided on Thursdays. However, you are most welcome to bring your own, enjoy it in house or garden and help yourself to tea and coffee.