The Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva with Lama Zangmo from the 16th of March
When18 May 2019
10:00am to 4:30pm
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WhoTeacher: Lama Gelongma Zangmo
The Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva
Is a text by Gyalse Thogme which beautifully portrays the central Mahayana teachings on loving kindness and compassion together with their cultivation through the practice of these 37 verses of advice.
Although the root text was composed in the thirteenth century, it remains highly relevant today due to its down-to-earth instructions and straight forward approach. It summarises the Mahayana path in a way that has made it a dear treasure to spiritual practitioners throughout the centuries.
The latter verses in the text encourage us to see all phenomena as illusion and to understand their empty nature. They also explain how to bring painful circumstances onto the path through the force of compassion and insight.Thus the aspiring bodhisattva trains to be able to skillfully remain in the midst of the most challenging situations by means of the power of insight united with compassion.
This is an ongoing course running till the end of the year and is a wonderful opportunity for those wishing to engage deeply in the buddhist teachings. Participants will gain more understanding of the dharma, and will be given a regular daily meditation practice each month.
Lama Zangmo will go through the text monthly, mostly on the third Saturday of each month, but please note the exact dates. She will explain the meaning of the text in detail and give meditation instructions to be practiced between each teaching.
It is a requirement to commit to attend all of the monthly classes. Unless you are able to attend all the classes, we ask you not to book for the course.
- April 20
- May 18
- June 22 (note that this is not the third Saturday of the month)
- July 20
- Sept 28 (note that this is not the third Saturday of the month)
- Oct 19
- Nov 16
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