Note: Special location for Class 1 only = Pine Room. (There is a retreat in the Gompa the first week. After that, we will be back in the Gompa.)
Transform Your Problems into the Path to Enlightenment
As the holiday season approaches many of us anticipate an increase in problems, such as family disagreements, financial strain, time pressures, etc. What a good time for a course on transforming problems!
In this module of Discovering BUDDHISM, we will be learning about “Lo-Jong” – Thought Transformation – focusing on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation (Tib. lo-jong-tsig-gyä-ma) by the 11th Century Tibetan lama Langri Tangpa, as featured on the Eight Verses Pilgrimage Trail at Land of Medicine Buddha.
In addition to learning the meaning of the Eight Verses, we will cover related topics including:
- bringing the bodhisattva attitude into daily life
- protecting one’s mind from destructive emotions
- identifying and avoiding the trap of worldly concerns
- ways to solve problems using Dharma techniques
- tong-len: meditation on love and compassion
- how to see the illusion-like quality of life’s problems
Practice Day for this module will be on Saturday, December 16.
Get password in class.
Each module of Discovering Buddhism includes an experiential element in the form of a Saturday practice day or a weekend retreat. [More details to come.]
Drop in on the first class to see if it suits you. Online registration below gives various options for donating to support this program. The Dharma center depends on your contributions to make classes like this possible. However, we don’t want anyone to feel that there is an obstacle if they are unable to donate. All are welcome.
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|Date(s):||Tuesdays, Nov 14 - Dec 12|
|Times:||7:00 pm - 8:45 pm|
|Type of event:||Discovering Buddhism|
|Number of sessions:||5|
|Participation:||best to join at beginning of course; drop-ins allowed|
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Registration and Donations for DB11: Transforming Problems
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