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Teachings from: Eight Verses for Training the Mind and Chapter 8: The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, The Perfection of Meditation

Date
October 16, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Time
October 16 to 18, 2015
Location
412 North Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Instructor
Weekend Intensive Retreat with Geshe Thupten Tsultrem - Palden Oshoe, Translato
Cost
$140.00
Registration
For Registration call – 607-229-9641 or email- office@namgyal.org

Weekend Intensive Retreat with Geshe Thupten Tsultrem – Palden Oshoe, Translator

 

Friday – October 16th at 7:00PM to 8:30 PM Introductory Talk (Free and open to the public – Donation are welcomed)

For Registration call – 607-229-9641 or email- office@namgyal.org

 

The Eight Verses for Training the Mind and The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life are considered two foundational texts within Buddhist practice. These two texts provide practical instruction and guidance on how to practice both mind training in one’s daily interactions with others and in meditation in order to cultivate a transformation of mind. The Eight Verses for Training the Mind focuses on training the mind in holding positive views of others in our daily relationships even in the face of difficult circumstances and interactions, as for example when others insult or betray us. By training the mind to hold a different view of others in the face of challenging situations, one’s emotional reactions and behavioral responses in these situations will then also eventually change. Chapter 8 of The Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life focuses on developing practices in cultivation of the Perfection of Meditation. This chapter provides clear instruction on the attitudes and practices to be cultivated in meditation. In particular, it focuses on the practice of exchanging self for others. During this weekend intensive, Geshe Thupten Tsultin will provide commentary on these two texts and guidance in implementing these practices. This intensive hence, will provide a practitioners with a solid foundation for daily practices that can lead to the transformation of one’s mind.

 

BIOGRAPHY:
Geshe Thupten Tsultin – Teacher, Scholar,Writer was born in Ladakh, J & K in the year December 25, 1969. Geshe Thupten Tsultin was ordained at a local monastery called Bhu Gon Shedup Cho khor ling as a novice monk at the age of 13. While there, he undertook the study of chanting and memorizing the texts of Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka, etc. He learned sand painting and built many sand mandalas, Along with these, he studied the great Treatises of Buddhist Philosophy and Tantra. Later, in the year June 4, 1986 he was admitted to the great Drepung Loseling Monastic University where he studied under its many resident spiritual masters. After studying the great Treatises of Buddhist Philosophy and Tantra. He received the much-honored Geshe degree in 2008 and became known throughout the 3 main Gelugpa Monasteries as a highly skilled debate master. In 2009 Namgyal Monastery invited him to Dharamsala where he became a lecturer of sutra and tantra for the monks at Namgyal Monastery in Dharmasala.

 

Includes simple breakfast on Saturday & Sunday at 8:30 AM And a catered vegetarian Lunch from Sangam Indian Restaurant.

Schedule:
Saturday:
8:30 – 9:00 AM Simple Breakfast
9:00-10:15: (Morning Sessions)
10:15 – 10:30 Tea Break
12:00-2:00 Lunch Catered Indian Food (Sangam Restaurant)
2:00- 3:15 (Afternoon Sessions)
3:15 – 3:30 Tea Break
3:30 – 5:00PM
Sunday:
8:30 – 9:00 AM Simple Break Fast
9:00 – 10-15 Morning Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 – 12:00 Conclusion Seesion.

 

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