Cultivating Awareness w. Ven. René Feusi

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Venerable René Feusi will speak on the 5th Chapter of Shantideva’s famous work, Bodhicharyaavatara, which focuses on the quality called sheshin in Tibetan, variously translated into English as awareness, alertness, and vigilance. The opening verse of this chapter reads:

Those who wish to guard their practice
Should very attentively guard their minds,
For those who do not guard their minds
Will be unable to guard their practice.

Ven. René is one of our senior monks who is very interested in calm-abiding meditation. He served for several years as the resident teacher at Vajrapani Institute before moving up to Washington State to spend full time in retreat.

rene_bookVen. René’s talk will be inspired by his new book A Beautiful Way of Life, described by the publisher (Simon & Schuster):

Enter into the presence of a wise Buddhist master through this modern distillation of a spiritual classic. The most enduring and widely read spiritual work to emerge from Buddhism’s classical age in India is surely Shantideva’s Bodhisattva Way of Life. Among its many fans is the Dalai Lama, who quotes from it frequently. Here much-loved monk and meditator Rene Feusi distills Shantideva’s masterpiece verse by verse. Reflecting both the lyricism of the original verses and their wealth of inspiring reflections on the virtues to be cultivated by bodhisattvas, The Beautiful Way of Life is a brilliant condensation of a masterpiece and a lucid entryway into timeless insights. Feusi also provides tips for using the verses in a series of guided contemplations.

Open to all.

Venerable René Feusi will be in the area this Spring, teaching at our Bay Area centers:

  • “How to Cultivate Joyous Perserverance on our Spiritual Path”
    Wednesday March 18th
    Tse Chen Ling
    San Francisco, CA
  • “Experiencing the Mind”
    reconnecting and finding joy
    a 10-day retreat
    May 1-10
    Vajrapani Institute
    Boulder Creek, CA


Date(s): Thursday, April 30, 2015
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable René Feusi
Type of event: open talk
Number of sessions: 1
Level: general
Participation: open to all
Location: Main Gompa
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