Using Meditation and Mind Training to Build Mental Strength, Resilience and Compassion: A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, Chapter Eight -Meditation
From 9.00am until 5.00pm
At Namgyal Monastery
201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Online Zoom -Weekend Intensive Teaching by: Geshe Lobsang Dhondup – Translation by Palden Oshoe
TOPIC: Using Meditation and Mind Training to Build Mental Strength, Resilience and Compassion: A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, Chapter Eight -Meditation
Date: June 26 to 28, 2020 Cost: $100.
Friday - Introductory Teaching : June 26, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30pm (Free & Open to Public – Donations are Welcome)
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During this time of the Coronavirus pandemic we have all been faced with much adversity and suffering. Meeting these challenges without succumbing to negative emotions takes much mental strength, resilience and compassion. Tibetan Buddhism has for centuries taught that the practices of meditation and mind training can be used by one to develop these qualities of mind to both overcome adversity and benefit others. In more recent times, here in the west, scientific studies have demonstrated that meditation and mind training practices produce changes in the brain associated with increased concentration (mental strength), resilience and compassion. The Chapter on Meditation in Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life provides in-depth instruction on how the practices of meditation and mind training can improve one’s ability to overcome negative thoughts and emotions, build joy and resilience and enhance empathy and compassion for others. During this weekend intensive, Geshe-la will provide teaching on this important text and how we can develop these practices in our daily lives to help sustain us all as we deal with the challenges of our current situation.
Geshe Lobsagn Dhondup was born on the 15th of August 1974 in Orissa, India. He studied in the local primary school to the age of twelve. Geshe Lobsang Dhondup joined Sera Mey Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India where began his basic monastic education including Tibetan grammar and script, memorization of Buddhist scriptures.
He completed his Karam (Bachelors in Buddhist Philosophy, Lopon (Master in Buddhist Philosophy) and Geshe Lharam (Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy) degrees securing first division in every field. Geshe Lobsang Dhondup presented his Geshe Lharam Oral examination in presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spent two years in Gyurmed Monastery studying Sangag Gyundy Shi and obtained an additional honorary degree of Geshe Ngagram (Master of Trantrayana)
After completing this additional degree Geshe Lobsang Dhondup returned to Sera Mey monastery and taught Buddhist Philosophy to the younger monks for three years and at present he is teaching faculty at Namgyal Monastery – Tantric College in Dharamsala, India.
09.00 am to 10.15 am Session
10.15 – 10.30 Tea Break
10.30 – 12.00 Morning 2nd Session
12.00 – 2.00PM Lunch at Monastery.
2.00 – 3.15PM Afternoon 1st Session
3.15 – 3.30 Tea Break
3.30 – 5.00PM Afternoon 2nd Session
9.00 – 10.15 Morning Session
10.15 – 10.30 Tea Break
10.30 – 12.00 Conclusion Session
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