3.30 PM to 5.30 PM PT
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About the Series:
✨This is the last meeting in an extensive series of Mahayana Mind Training which Rinpoche originally commenced teaching for LMB back in December 2016. Rinpoche has very nearly reached the end of the text, so we anticipate there will be lots of opportunities to ask Rinpoche questions in this ‘wrap-up class’. We invite previous attendees to review your notes and get your questions ready!✨
Land of Medicine Buddha has requested Rinpoche to kindly continue teaching LMB students (via Zoom for the time being) on the fourth Saturday of each month at the same time of 3.30 PM to 5.30 PM (PT). Please keep an eye on our website and our weekly e-news for updates.
About the Class:
Interpreter: Venerable Steve Carlier
Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa will draw this teaching series of Kadampa Geshe Chekawa’s classic and profound text: The Seven Point Mind Training to a close in this class. There will be ample time for Q and A.
Whatever you are able to hear on the topic of Mahayana Buddhist Mind Training (lo-jong) has the potential to sow deeply beneficial seeds of understanding in your mind stream. These teachings can operate on many levels: they are directly applicable in daily life, and can also serve to enhance your wisdom and compassion, as you progress on the path to Enlightenment.
This is a special and rare chance to receive teachings and ask questions on these profound Mind Training teachings from a high accomplished, kind and revered Master. We are exceedingly fortunate to have this precious opportunity.
Seven Point Mind Training
This short but pithy text is one of the most important and influential works of mind training composed in Tibet. The series of slogans was first compiled by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1101–1175) according to the tradition of Atiśa Dīpaṃkara (982–1054). The seven points may be summarized as follows:
1) Teaching the preliminaries on which this Dharma depends
2) Training the mind in bodhicitta, the foundation
3) Converting unfortunate circumstances into a path enlightenment
4) Teaching a practice to be applied your whole life
5) The criteria of having trained the mind
6) The commitments of the mind-training practice
7) Advice for the mind-training practice
About Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa
As one of the last generation of Tibetan Buddhist scholars to begin their educational careers in Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion, Gyumed [pronounced Gyoo-May] Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa has played an instrumental role in the reestablishment and preservation of Tibetan Buddhist traditions in exile, and in the spread of Tibetan Buddhism to the Western world. Highly regarded for his scholarship and depth of religious practice, Rinpoche teaches frequently in New York, Washington D.C., and at Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL), a Tibetan Buddhist center in Connecticut, where he hosted a visit from the Dalai Lama in 2012, and more recently in San Jose, CA. He is abbot emeritus of Gyumed Tantric College, head of Mey College’s Thewo regional house at Sera Monastery—one of the largest Tibetan monasteries in exile—and Spiritual Director of DNKL.
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|Date(s):||Saturday, April 24th, 2021|
|Times:||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa, Ven. Steve Carlier|
|Type of event:||open talk|
|Number of sessions:||Last class in this series|
|Participation:||Final class in an extensive series|
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