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About these LAMRIM Teachings
1) Wednesday Jan. 13. 2021 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm PT
How Can We Use Emptiness and Dependent Arising to Train Our Minds in Everyday Life?
Although the Wisdom of Emptiness is often described as the ultimate medicine the Buddhist teachings has to offer, when it comes to navigating daily life, it can be hard not to get caught up in our habitual destructive behavioral patterns and in deluded view. How can we get smarter at applying Emptiness in the context of daily life?
2)Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021@ 6:30pm-8:00pm PT
Practicing Patience in Tough Times: How Can Shantideva’s Chapter on Patience Help us Navigate Today’s Challenges?
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.
Anger, the opposite of patience, is an emotion which radically undermines the performance of the Bodhisattva’s altruistic intention to attain Enlightenment to save all beings. One of the lengthier chapters of “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”, Chapter 6, is devoted to the Bodhisattva’s practice of Patience or Forbearance. The chapter is packed with insights and guidance that so many of us are in desperate need of digesting, especially in the exceptionally challenging circumstances so many of us are currently experiencing.
To prepare for this class, please feel free to take a closer look at Chapter Six, and the entirety of Shantideva’s entire work (courtesy of Tibet House,) To do so, click here.
About the Instructor
Geshe Thubten Sherab has been educated in Tibetan Buddhist studies to an exceptionally high level. He 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 to 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.
To learn more about the unique and wonderful qualities Geshe-la brings to Western students of Buddhism, (he is amazingly kind, humble, humorous and learned, and life has tested his fortitude to an extreme,) please do take the time to look at the fascinating article (below). Although published 13 years ago, the information is of timeless interest.
|Date(s):||2 Weds, Jan 13 & Jan 20 2021|
|Times:||6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Geshe Thubten Sherab|
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|Number of sessions:||2 weeks, OK to come to 1 or both|
|Participation:||come to one or all|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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