All Events https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/ Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend - with Lama Zangmo - FULLY BOOKED https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/nagarjunas-letter-to-a-friend-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-02-06 <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna wrote his celebrated text</span> <span class="il">Letter</span> to a <span class="il">Friend</span> as a gift of advice to a South Indian king, and it has since become a monument in the Indian shastra tradition. Despite its short length (123 verses), it covers the entire Mahayana path.</span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">The instructions combine a practical approach to daily conduct for both the lay householder and the ordained, with an explanation of the different stages leading to enlightenment. It has been a source of </span></span><span style="color: #222222;">scriptural authority </span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; color: #333333;">for many of Tibet’s greatest scholars over time. </span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">It is an ideal guide to understand the Buddhist teachings and to apply the teachings to our lives with clarity and wisdom.</span></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Lama Zangmo will give this online course over a 5 months period with a weekly talk on Saturdays at 4pm – 4.45pm. It is possible the course may run for longer. The classes are short to enable people to attend even when unexpected life events crop up. </span></span><span style="color: #222222;">When booking it is essential to commit to attending all the classes. </span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">The course is suitable for anyone with a familiarity with Buddhism who wishes to study and learn more. It is not for total beginners.</span></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><em><strong>To join this course you must <a href="mailto:ksdlondon@samye.org">email the office</a> no later than Thursday 4th February.</strong></em><br/></span></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:53:07 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/nagarjunas-letter-to-a-friend-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-02-06 Taming the Wild Mind, Dealing with Stress and Anxiety https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/taming-the-wild-mind-dealing-with-stress-and-anxiety/?date=2021-07-03 <p>Do you ever feel as though your mind is like a flag flapping in the wind - blowing one way and then another without you having much say in it? Maybe it's time to learn how to meditate.</p> <p> </p> <div> <p style="color: #000000;">Meditation and mindfulness, practised regularly over time, have strong potential to make one's general state of mind more positive: increasingly we can become free of habitual reactivity, unhelpful emotional patterns, and limited ways of seeing ourselves and others. With a more open and relaxed mind we will have less stress resulting from our living situation, and less tendency to be thrown by the ups-and-downs that life presents. A regular meditation practice can bring a greater sense of inner peace and calm an overactive mind.</p> <p style="color: #000000;"> </p> <p style="color: #000000;">This course is especially suited for those who would like to be introduced to the basics of meditation, and those who wish to be reminded how to  attain long term stability.</p> <p style="color: #000000;"><em><strong> </strong></em></p> <p style="color: #000000;"><em><strong>Taming the Wild Mind takes place, online, on four consecutive Saturday mornings from 3rd - 24th July, from 9.30 to 10.30am.  It is a requirement to commit to attend all four classes. To book your place, <a href="mailto:ksdlondon@samye.org">please email the office</a>.<a style="color: blue;" href="http://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/taming-the-mind-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2019-07-10" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/taming-the-mind-with-lama-zangmo/?date%3D2019-07-10&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1621667760458000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEx8PqMCzlH6vM6-juSpQUVLbgGKw"><br/></a></strong></em></p> </div> Fri, 21 May 2021 15:19:19 +0100 https://london.samye.org/programme/all-events/taming-the-wild-mind-dealing-with-stress-and-anxiety/?date=2021-07-03