Mondays, Feb 24 to Apr 28

Join us for another series of talks on a classical Buddhist text by the very knowledgeable and well-spoken senior Dharma teacher, Tubten Pende (James Dougherty). What an inspiring way to brush the dust off your Dharma practice in the first part of 2014.

(Please note: This course really is starting on Feb. 24. We went back and forth about this because of a morning event with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on that day, but because the tickets are quite expensive and it is a work day, probably most people won’t be able to go to that.)

The text “The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas” is a practical and inspiring guide for developing our ability to be happy and benefit others by overcoming disturbing emotions. Bodhisattvas respond to difficult situations in a constructive way by understanding the nature of reality. Through the practice of cherishing others more than themselves, bodhisattvas view living beings as the source of all happiness and attain enlightenment solely to work for the good of all.

In brief, whatever you are doing,
Ask yourself “What’s the state of my mind?”
With constant mindfulness and mental alertness
Accomplish others’ good—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.
(verse 36)

Resources

See translations of the root text at the following links:

The Instructor

Find out more about the instructor, Pende (sounds like Pen-Day), on the page about Teachers.

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Date(s): Mondays, Feb 24 to Apr 28
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Tubten Pende
Type of event: weekly class
Number of sessions: 10
Level: general
Participation: drop-ins OK
Location: Main Gompa
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