***This virtual teaching retreat will take place via Zoom***
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Friday 15th Jan 2021 (evening session), Saturday 16th Jan (morning and afternoon sessions) and Sunday 17th January (morning and afternoon sessions)
About the Retreat:
Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” contains the essential points of Mahayana Buddhist practice, as espoused by Shantideva, the 8th Century Buddhist saint and scholar. Shantideva was a monk at the monastic university of Nalanda, one of the most revered centers of learning in Ancient India, and over the centuries this pithy work has served as a treasured guide and practical roadmap to Buddhists seeking to reach the fully awakened Mind of Enlightenment, with the altruistic motivation of benefitting all beings. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written numerous books on this seminal work and places immense emphasis on the importance of the Nalanda Tradition.
Our “Meditation & The Path of the Bodhisattva” Retreat will take a deep dive into Chapter Eight, the chapter on the Bodhisattva’s Perfection of Meditative Concentration.
Geshe Sherab has mentioned that Chapter Eight is one of his favorite chapters to teach on. Retreat participants can look forward to benefitting from the sharing of precious contemplative insights and practical tips that those conferred with the Advanced degree of Geshe (a qualification that can take two decades or more to complete) are ideally equipped to share. This is a wonderful learning opportunity.
“Having developed enthusiasm in this way,
I should place my mind in concentration;
For the man whose mind is distracted
Dwells between the fangs of disturbing conceptions.”
(Verse One, Chapter Eight.)
For a free pdf of Shantideva’s entire work (courtesy of Tibet House,) please click here.
About The Instructor
Geshe Thubten Sherab studied in Sera Je Monastery for the advanced Geshe degree from 1987 to 2000. After completing his Geshe studies, he went to Gyume Tantric College for a year and then he was sent to the United States to help at FPMT’s International Office, as well as teach at FPMT centers in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Beloved by students for his warmth and deeply caring attitude, he is deeply focused on the integration of spiritual practices with daily life.
Friday 15th January: 6.30pm to 8.00pm SESSION ONE
Saturday 16th January: 10.00am to 11.30am SESSION TWO
Saturday 16th January: 2.00pm to 3.30pm SESSION THREE
Sunday 17th January: 10.00am to 11.30am SESSION FOUR
Sunday 17th January: 2.00pm to 3.30pm SESSION FIVE
*Attendance: It is recommended that you plan to attend each session, as the content of each session will build on earlier sessions. Although our booking system allows you the flexibility to purchase partial attendance, you will get more from your retreat experience if you commit to attend several sessions or the entire event.
Please note, if you cannot attend this weekend retreat with Geshe-la, you may want to consider signing up for one (or both) of his Lamrim evening classes (Jan 13th and Jan 20th 6.30pm to 8pm), also taking place on Zoom. https://landofmedicinebuddha.org/events/wednesday-night-lamrim-teachings-with-geshe-thubten-sherab-2021-01-13/
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|Date(s):||15th Jan (evening) 16th Jan, 17th Jan|
|Times:||6:30 pm - 3:30 pm|
|Type of event:||retreat|
|Number of sessions:||A 5 session online retreat|
|Participation:||Ideally attend all, but some flexibility|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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