WEDNESDAYS 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Pacific Time
September 8th – December 22nd, 2021.
*These classes will take place ONLINE via Zoom and, pandemic willing, simultaneously also in-person in the Gompa (masks required, 10 people maximum)*
Live like a Bodhisattva in order to become a Bodhisattva
The Six Perfections (Paramitas) are the aspiration and activities of someone who is seeking to become enlightened for the benefit of all sentient beings: a bodhisattva (a being whose every thought is pervaded by the altruistic intention to become a buddha to support all to do the same). Their compassionate concern is without partiality or bias, their love unconditional and pure. How do they get this way? Is it possible for us?
From the Mahayana Buddhist perspective, this type of all-encompassing goodwill, together with perfect wisdom and skillful means is the potential of everyone. The way to achieve it is to start where we are – with our flaws and qualities; our ignorance and wisdom – and use inner methods to consciously and intentionally uproot what is negative and develop what is positive.
This course will teach how to live by the 6 Paramitas, the motivations and activities of a bodhisattva. In this way, we learn how to live a life with more wisdom, kindness and peace – a happy life that leaves a ripple effect of the same wherever we go.
This course will be led by Venerable Yönten and will contain in-depth instructions and meditation practices to give all areas of your life more power and momentum to benefit both yourself and everyone you come into contact with.
There will be time for questions and discussion and no previous meditation experience is required. Each session stands alone making dropping in and out of the course very flexible, however each session will also build on those prior for those students aiming to commit to the entire series.
About Venerable Yönten
Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is an American-born Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003. A practicing Buddhist since 1994, Venerable Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in Australia and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tanric College) from 2002 – 2009 completing their Buddhist Studies Program. She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers worldwide in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in 2012
Ven. Yönten was the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains of Australia from 2012 – 2015 before becoming teacher-in-residence six months of the year at Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity in New Zealand until 2018.
Land of Medicine Buddha is honored to have her joining the team as our newest addition of teachers. We know that new and long term students will enjoy her open and informal style. She is the type of teacher to encourage questions and debates. For more info. on Ven. Yönten visit: www.integratingbuddhism.net
Interested in joining us in person?
If you would like to join us in-person, please email: with your request, following the completion of your registration below. There will be a limited number of in-person spaces allowed for safety and proper social distancing. Masks will be required the entire duration of class. Emailing the SPC is not a guarantee that there will be an in-person space available to you, so please keep the zoom link that will be emailed to you upon registration, in case it is needed. Please assume you will join us online, unless the SPC Dept. has contacted you directly giving you permission to join us in-person with the proper location and details.
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|Date(s):||Wednesdays, Sept. 8th - Dec. 22nd, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm PT|
|Times:||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm|
|Type of event:||Weekly Class|
|Number of sessions:||16 total|
|Level:||All levels are welcome!|
|Participation:||Each session stands alone making dropping in and out of the course very flexible, however each session will also build on those prior for those students aiming to commit to the entire series|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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Registration and Donations for The Six Perfections: Practice of the Bodhisattvas with Ven.Yönten
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