DB11: Transforming Problems

Tuesdays, Nov 14 - Dec 12

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.

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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.]

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Venerable DrimayAbout the Instructor

Venerable Drimay is the regular Discovering Buddhism teacher at LMB. She has been teaching Discovering BUDDHISM since its inception in 2002. See more about our instructors.


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Date(s): Tuesdays, Nov 14 - Dec 12
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Drimay
Type of event: Discovering Buddhism
Number of sessions: 5
Level: introductory
Participation: best to join at beginning of course; drop-ins allowed
Location: Pine Room
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