The Four Thoughts that turn the Mind to the Dharma - Introduction to Buddhism
When26 Jun 2022 to 3 Jul 2022
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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WhoTeacher: Lama Gelongma Zangmo
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!
This is an introduction over two Sundays to the teachings on impermanence, the preciousness of our life, karma, cause and effect and the general dissatisfaction of samsara.
The point of meditating on the meaning of the preciousness of our life is so that we make use of it and that we don't waste it. A precious human life give us the opportunity to practice the Dharma.
Meditating on impermanence inspires one to seek out the Dharma, while practicing the Dharma increases ones’ ability to be diligent, and finally it enables practitioners to reach a result.
Karma, cause and effect should be considered in a broad way. As we all are interdependent, everything we do not only affects ourselves, our family, or people close to us, but has an effect on the whole world. It is very important, therefore, that we all take responsibility for our actions.
Considering the defects of samsara, fundamentally all beings want to be happy; no one wants to suffer. However, when we ask ourselves what real happiness is, some of the things we wish for are counterproductive. Buddhism defines true happiness as liberation from negative actions, afflictions and mental obscurations.
This two-part course is especially for beginners but is suitable for anyone wishing to gain more familiarity with the Buddhist teachings. This is an in-person only course.