Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World — Book Study Group Led by Ven. Tenzin
In the introduction to his 2011 book, Beyond Religion, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says,
“…All the pressures of modern life bring with them stress, anxiety, depression, and increasingly, loneliness…. It is clear that something is seriously lacking in the way we human beings are going about things… The fundamental problem, I believe, is that at every level we are giving too much attention to the external, material aspects of life while neglecting moral ethics and inner values.”
How do we apply the principles of ethics to our lives in this increasingly complex world?
What are some of the ethical dilemmas we face?
How can our ethical decisions become grounded in awareness and compassion?
Join us for a study group delving into His Holiness’s book, and these issues. This group will be co-facilitated by the participants and will meet Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 for 9 weeks, October 15 through December 10. Participation in all sessions is encouraged.
Copies of the book will be available at first study group meeting.
About the Discussion Leader
Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi first became interested in meditation and Buddhism after reading Be Here Now and early translations of Buddhist sutras in the early 1970s, and then in early 1991 she became a student of Tibetan Buddhism. From 1992 to 2000, Venerable Tenzin was director of Vajrapani Institute, co-director the FPMT International Office, and coordinator of FPMT Center Services. She also completed several long meditation retreats over a six-year period.
Venerable Tenzin took novice ordination in 2004 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2006 she became a touring teacher in the FPMT, and began teaching in prisons on behalf of the Liberation Prison Project.
Venerable Tenzin is authorized by the FPMT to teach at both the foundational and in-depth levels, and is also a teacher of Cultivating Emotional Balance (a secular program developed by Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman). In October 2018 will complete the teacher training for Compassion Cultivation Training, a program developed by Geshe Thubten Jinpa and colleagues at Stanford University. Venerable Tenzin joined the faculty at Land of Medicine Buddha in August 2018.
|Date(s):||Monday Evenings: Oct 15-Dec 10|
|Times:||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi|
|Type of event:||book group|
|Number of sessions:||multiple|
|Level:||open to all|
|Participation:||regular participation encouraged|
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