2020 Weekend Retreat with Khenpo Pema Wangdak for the Intensive Teachings and Practice Sessions on Lojong and Sojong
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Weekend Retreat with Khenpo Pema Wangdak for the Intensive Teachings and Practice Sessions on Lojong and Sojong
Date: September 11 to 13, 2020
Cost - $100.00
Friday Introductory Talk : September 11th at 7:00 – 8:30pm
Friday Evening Topic: Revealing our inner wealth (Open Dharma Talk): A Commentary to the Perfection of Generosity:
One of the greatest obstacles to develop ourselves as human beings is having a mentality of poverty, of lacking which is unaware of the huge variety of mental and spiritual tools we have right now at our disposal. The practice of generosity not only refers to material wealth, but to a whole range of means to help, protect, and guide other biengs towards a true path to a deeper well-being. In this talk Khenpo Pema will discuss this essential element of our practice and shed some light on how to cultivate our inner wealth.
Saturday and Sunday Retreat Teaching Topic: Mind Training in the Path of the Spiritual Warrior:
The path of the spiritual practitioner involves the development of the so-called Six Perfections or Paramitas over an extremely long period of time. Shantideva's seminal text, The Way of the Bodhisattva, leads us along this wonderful path, so that we have all the necessary tools in our yearning to attain Enlightenment in order to help all sentient beings to achieve the same goal.
In his unique style, Khenpo Pema, will guide us through this seminal work for Mahayana Buddhism within the context of a lojong and sojong retreat thus helping us to incorporate these teachings to our everyday practice.
In 1982, he was sent to the West by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, as the first of the younger generation of Tibetan teachers in America from the Sakya School. In 1989 Lama Pema founded the Vikramasila Foundation. The Foundation encompasses the Palden Sakya Centers in New York City, Woodstock, NY, Philmont, NY, Englewood, NJ, Springfield, VT, Portland, ME, and Dayton OH. The Palden Sakya Centers offer courses in Tibetan Buddhist studies and meditation. Lama Pema is the creator of "Bur Yig"--Tibetan Braille, and the founder of Pema Ts'al (English for Lotus Grove) Schools in Mundgod, India (for Tibetan lay children); Pokara, Nepal (monastic schools for boys); and Pema Ts'al School in New York City, with a curriculum modeled on that of Sakya College, India. Khenpo Pema was recognized with the title of "Khenpo" by His Holiness Sakya Trizin in 2007. He received the distinguished “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” award by the National Ethical Coalition of Organizations in May, 2009 at Ellis Island for his humanitarian work around the world. Khenpo Pema is the first Tibetan ever to have received such an award. Khenpo Pema has been guiding Western students for over 30 years, and he continues to travel and teach extensively to Dharma centers around the world."
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