(6.30pm to 8pm PT)
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CHANGE YOUR MIND: THE EIGHT VERSES OF THOUGHT TRANSFORMATION
Many visitors to Land of Medicine Buddha have hiked the “Eight Verses Trail,” pausing before large plaques depicting verses from a beloved Tibetan text. At times, these verses might seem inspiring, but at other times, nearly impossible to enact.
These verses come out of a tradition of teachings called lojong, which can be translated as “mind training” or “thought transformation,” revolutionary practices designed to turn your typical way of responding to people and events on its head.
In this series of teachings, Ven. Tenzin will present the fundamental ideas from this classic lojong text, the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation by Langri Tangpa, She will also emphasize using the thought transformation teachings in practical ways in one’s daily life, especially to transform hardships and adversities into the path to awakening. This is the perfect series for people trying to figure out how to integrate the Buddhist teachings with everyday life in this challenging times. The answer lies in teachings like this!
The sessions will include instruction, discussion, and guided meditation.
Note: It is helpful if students have received some basic Buddhist teachings, especially on the Four Noble Truths, prior to attending this course.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please note, this class is NOT designed as a drop-in class. The sessions will be progressive, with the content of each session building on information featured in previous sessions. For this reason, it is strongly recommended to attend all the sessions. This is reflected in the registration options listed below. Please also note that the group size is capped, and once the class is full, registration will close. The registration process operates on a first come first served basis. Thanks for your understanding.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi is a Buddhist monastic who first became interested in meditation and Buddhism in the early 1970s, and became a student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Buddhist teachers in early 1991. Ven. Tenzin took novice ordination in 2004 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and completed several long meditation retreats over a six year period. Ven. Tenzin teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation within the FPMT network, and also teachers Cultivating Emotional Balance. She is passionate about social justice and interfaith work in addition to her Buddhist practice, and has been teaching in prisons for more than a decade. She resides at Land of Medicine Buddha.
BENEFITS OF BECOMING A FRIEND OF LMB:
There are many benefits to becoming a Friend of LMB – discounts at our bookstore, special dedication prayers in our Medicine Buddha pujaa and, at $50 per month or more, FREE attendance at our Discovering Buddhism, Basic Program and Guided Contemplation Courses. Consider becoming a Friend of LMB today!
|Date(s):||Weds 12, 19, 26 May & Weds 2, 9, 16 June 2021|
|Times:||6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi|
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|Number of sessions:||Six consecutive Wednesdays|
|Level:||Helpful to have studied Buddhism previously|
|Participation:||Commitment to all 6 classes strongly recommended. Drop-in attendance is not permitted.|
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