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“First Saturdays Teachings with Geshe Ngawang Dakpa”
Join Land of Medicine Buddha, in collaboration with Tse Chen Ling, as their longtime resident teacher, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, shares his wisdom and insight on a series of topics beneficial to our minds and our practice. Geshe-la will choose topics as the series progresses, and they’ll be posted here and announced in our eNews and social media. We’re grateful to have a scholar of Geshe Dakpa’s renown offer these teachings to our community! Ven. Steve Carlier will provide the English interpretation.
Explanation of the Eight Worldly Dharmas
We all wish for happiness and do not want suffering. Shakyamuni Buddha said in the teachings that if we renounce all our attachment and desire clinging to the pleasures of this life, there is great peace in our mind and we don’t accumulate negative karma. The misery of our life and our bad reputation, all these things, are not experienced—they do not happen.
Practicing Dharma means we renounce suffering and the causes of suffering, giving up the eight worldly dharmas. The eight worldly dharmas generally motivate the actions of ordinary beings. They are listed in four pairs: 1) Praise or criticism; 2) Hearing good or bad news; 3) Gains or losses; and 4) Things going well or poorly. We can feel overly excited when experiencing the first of each pair, and overly depressed when experiencing the second. As we start to renounce the thought of the eight worldly dharmas, the real happiness of our life starts.
Join us as Geshe Ngawang Dakpa gives an explanation of the crucial importance and understanding of how to skillfully navigate these concerns.
|Date(s):||Saturday July 2, 10am - 12noon PST|
|Times:||10:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Ven. Steve Carlier|
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|Number of sessions:||Once a month|
|Level:||All are welcome|
|Participation:||All are welcome|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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