Oct 16 – The Buddhist Path and Meditation
Ever wonder how the Buddhist masters achieved a calm, peaceful state of mind? Geshe Sangye will introduce some of the methods taught by Buddha Shakyamuni over 2500 years ago to help us integrate our modern ideas around meditation with this ancient wisdom.
You will hear an overview of the path taught by Buddha Shakyamuni over 2,500 years ago which leads out of suffering and toward true, lasting happiness. You will also hear about different types of meditation that are available to you and how to do them, which will bring tranquility and happiness into your daily life along the way.
Oct 23 – Mind Training and Dealing with Anger
Anger, we all have it!
When problems arise in our lives, as they constantly do, we tend to lose our way, and our spiritual path vanishes. Mind Training is the method for transforming problems into nourishment for wisdom, compassion, and so many other inner qualities. So that our whole life becomes of benefit to others, whatever happens.
Join us for a session with Geshe Sangye as he helps us to identify the antidote to this powerful emotion, as well as some practical methods to train our minds toward more positive qualities.
Oct 30 – Three Principle Aspects of the Path
The three main qualities we need to focus on if we want to progress along the Buddhist path: renunciation, bodhicitta, and emptiness.
Without renunciation, we are not able to cut through the attachment which binds us to a life of problems and suffering. If we have bodhicitta, everything we do becomes a cause of Buddhahood for the sake of all others. Without understanding emptiness, we won’t be able to cut through the ignorance of the true nature of reality which is the very root of life characterized by perpetual suffering.
Nov 6 – Songs of Milerapa
Join us for a Sunday morning immersed in the beautiful poetry of the 11th century master, Milarepa, popularly known as “Tibet’s great yogi”. Milarepa’s is a real success story. He was someone who started out very bad, and yet was able to achieve Buddhahood in one lifetime.
Geshe Sangye will introduce us to these profound, spontaneously composed verses—full of biographical tidbits about Milarepa himself and powerful imagery of the times.
The Gift of Dharma Surpasses All Gifts – Be a Sponsor!
Sponsoring Dharma teachings is a common practice by our lamas. Lama Zopa Rinpoche often sponsors teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and in the past Rinpoche has sponsored Choden Rinpoche’s teachings at LMB. Dagri Rinpoche and Geshe Ngawang Sangye sponsored Jangtse Choje Rinpoche’s teachings in South India.
The cost to host these teachings include a round-trip airline ticket from India, food, and offerings. We estimate the direct cost for Geshela’s five-week visit to be approximately $4,000. Just a few major sponsors could make it possible to cover the entire cost, allowing Land of Medicine Buddha to offer all the classes for free! Any amount, small or big, is welcome and greatly appreciated.
Special Visiting Teacher
Geshe Ngawang Sangye is a Lharampa geshe (equivalent to a Ph.D. degree in western education) and is one of the leading teachers at Sera Je Monastery. He is a classmate of Dagri Rinpoche and is from the same khangtsen as Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Tegchog. Geshela is the teacher of Venerable Steve Carlier and Venerable Samten. Recently, he has become the main teacher of Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, the reincarnation of Geshe Lama Konchong.
Ven Steve said of Geshela:
While he was Disciplinarian at Sera Je, His Holiness during a public teaching pointed the Head of the Gelugpa, Rizong Rinpoche, and him as two Ladakhi monks who had studied well. That’s pretty amazing. Personally I find him exciting to listen to. His way of teaching is always very animated. He sparkles. He’s scintillating. He’s very good. He’s very learned in all Sutra topics, and especially in Legshe Nyingpo, which was what I first received instruction on from him, and I was enthralled from beginning to end. He’s the main teacher of the Kopan monks at Sera now. His Holiness is very fond of him.
|Date(s):||Sundays, Oct 16 - Nov 13|
|Times:||10:30 am - 12:30 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Geshe Ngawang Sangye|
|Type of event:||open talk|
|Number of sessions:||5|
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