Online Courses https://london.samye.org/programme/online-courses-2/ The Seven Points of Mind Training, with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/online-courses-2/the-seven-points-of-mind-training-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2020-11-15 <p>For centuries Tibetans have used a series of fifty-nine slogans as a skillful method for training the mind and cultivating limitless compassion. Using the text The Great Path of Awakening, which contains clear, precise instructions, Lama Zangmo will give weekly instructions with an emphasis on using the practice to meet ordinary life situations with intelligence and loving kindness.</p> <p>This free online course is not for complete beginners, but is open to those who wish to learn more. Please email the office for more information.</p> Sun, 29 Nov 2020 16:21:42 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/online-courses-2/the-seven-points-of-mind-training-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2020-11-15 Introduction to Meditation - online with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/online-courses-2/introduction-to-meditation-online-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-01-16 <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>This 3-week course is suited for those who would like to be introduced to the basics of meditation, and who would like to attend our <a href="https://london.samye.org/[sitetree_link,id=427]" target="_blank">morning online meditation sessions</a>. It will also cover a brief introduction to the chants and prayers recited in those sessions.</p> <p> </p> Sun, 29 Nov 2020 16:04:07 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/online-courses-2/introduction-to-meditation-online-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-01-16 Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend - with Lama Zangmo https://london.samye.org/programme/online-courses-2/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> Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:53:07 +0000 https://london.samye.org/programme/online-courses-2/nagarjunas-letter-to-a-friend-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-02-06