Mahayana Mind Training: The Wheel of Sharp Weapons
A FPMT Basic Program
Taught by Don Handrick, a Masters Program graduate
May 12–14 and May 19–21
Friday evening through Sunday afternoon
Friday: 7pm; Saturday: 10:30am / 2pm / 4pm; Sunday: 10:30am / 2pm
And thus bodhisattvas are likened to peacocks: they live on delusions – those poisonous plants. Transforming them into the essence of practice, they thrive in the jungle of everyday life. Whatever is presented they always accept, while destroying the poison of clinging desire…—Dharmarakshita
The Mahayana path is characterized by the bodhisattva’s aspiration to become a buddha for the sake of all beings. The means to develop and enhance this extraordinary attitude are revealed in a genre of teachings, at once practical and radical, known as ‘mind training’, or ‘thought transformation’, Tib. Lojong.
The Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakshita is one of the most esteemed and precious mind training teachings. It contains powerful methods for counteracting our true enemies—the self-grasping and self-cherishing minds, which oppose altruistic intent and prevent lasting happiness and peace.
This course is part of the FPMT Basic Program. It highly recommended for those who have attended the Discovering Buddhism classes or some other foundation level courses and want to learn more about Buddhism and working with the mind.
Course materials will be provided. Please register by May 10.
Students interested to take this course as a Basic Program subject MUST REGISTER in advance. Reading materials will be sent to you ahead of time.
About the Teacher
|Date(s):||May 12–14 and May 19–21|
|Type of event:||Basic Program|
|Number of sessions:||7 seasons from Friday to Sunday.|
|Participation:||All are welcome|
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