Seven Point Mind Training: A comprehensive set of meditation for overcoming difficulties and creating lasting happiness.
From 9.00am until 5.00pm
At Namgyal Monastery
201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Weekend Intensive Teaching on: Seven Point Mind Training: A comprehensive set of meditation for overcoming difficulties and creating lasting happiness by Geshe Lobsang Dhondup – Translation by Palden Oshoe
Date: December 13 to 15, 2019 Cost: $140.
Friday - Introductory Talk : December 13th from 7:00 – 8:30pm (Free & Open to Public – Donations are Welcome)
Livestream: This Weekend Intensive will be available by live stream. The cost to receive live-streams of a weekend intensive is $120. To register for a weekend intensive live stream please email Deana Bodnar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment should be made directly to Namgyal Monastery. For questions regarding payment options please contact Ngawang at email@example.com or Call: 607-279-8805
The livestream recording is available to view for 30 days after the teaching. Hence, students can view the teaching at another time if they are unable to watch during the time of the weekend intensive.
Description: In the West, spiritual practitioners most often think of meditation in terms of mindfulness or silent meditation practices.
However, in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition meditation also involves the powerful technique training the mind through analysis, reflection and meditation to become more familiar with new and different thoughts, attitudes and ways of seeing one’s self and others that counteract mental afflictions and cultivate more a beneficial mind frame. This change in mind set, in turn helps one to overcome negative habitual patterns as well as create more positive and constructive ones, thus leading to a more lasting, sustainable form of happiness.
The Seven Point Mind Training presents a comprehensive set of reflective meditations designed to transform the mind in this way. The teachings were originally developed by the Tibetan Buddhist Master Atisha and compiled by his student Chekawa.
During this weekend intensive Geshe-la will provide instruction and opportunity for practice in utilizing these mind training meditations to transform one’s mind so one can overcome difficulties and create lasting happiness in one’s daily life.
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.
8.30 – 9.00 AM Breakfast at Monastery.
9.00 – 10.15 Morning 1stSession
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
8.30 – 9.00AM Break Fast at Monastery.
9.00 – 10.15 Morning Session
10.15 – 10.30 Tea Break
10.30 – 12.00 Conclusion Session