When: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET.
We will be reading Lama Yeshe’s ‘Mahamudra: How to Discover Our True Nature’ next in our Literature Circle. Everyone is welcome. This group discussion is led by Dave Gould online.
Please register to attend on Zoom.
Lama Yeshe played a crucial role in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the modern world and founded, along with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the FPMT in the process. Lama Yeshe could communicate deep truths in a down-to-earth, humorous, clear, and direct way. Join us as we explore the teachings of this great master
In ‘Mahamudra: How to Discover Our True Nature’, Lama Yeshe gives a commentary on the First Panchen Lama’s well-known Root Text of Mahamudra, a concise set of instructions for, overcoming distraction to rest in the meditative stillness of the clarity of one’s own mind, and based on this subtle awareness, penetrating the mind’s ultimate nature, its lack of inherent existence.
It is Lama Yeshe’s unique genius to be able to render difficult matters in simple, joyous, and encouraging language. He gets us to go beyond ego’s addiction fixated on a limited sense of self, to taste the lightness and expansiveness of our own true nature.
.As a discussion group, it is useful to bring discussion questions to the gathering. Listen to Audrey on how to bring good questions to the gathering.
Sponsoring the teachings helps to make the teachings available to everyone. In this way, we are able to practice the generosity of giving of the Dharma and thereby create vast amounts of merit. Our programs are given freely, and we rely also on your generosity – this is the traditional and pure way of the Buddha Dharma. Offering support for the Dharma can be a limitlessly powerful act. This is the highest, most long-term form of generosity, which is to share with others the path to full awakening. Offering support deepens our connection to Dharma teachers and connects us as a community.
Remember to make an aspiration/dedication to accomplish your goals for yourself and others before making the offering. With clear intention, we can create causes to accomplish the welfare of both ourselves and all sentient beings, or of any heartfelt cause.