When: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET
Lama Yeshe and his student Lama Zopa Rinpoche have played a crucial role in introducing Tibetan Buddhism to the modern world and founded the FPMT in the process. Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche touched the hearts and minds of many people around the world with his unflinching compassion and wisdom. Lama Yeshe could communicate deep truths in a down-to-earth, humorous, clear, and direct way. They each had their own characteristic styles of teaching and sharing their profound wisdom with the world. Join us as we explore the teachings of these two great masters.
This group discussion is led by Dave Gould online.
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‘The Six Perfections’: The six perfections are the actions of the bodhisattvas—holy beings who have transcended selfish concerns. But they’re also skills we can and should develop right now, in our messy, ordinary lives.
In this clear, comprehensive guide to the backbone of Mahayana Buddhist practice, Lama Zopa Rinpoche walks us through each of the six perfections:
As he carefully describes each perfection, he not only reveals the depth of its meaning and how it intertwines with each other perfection, but he also explains how to practice it fully in our everyday lives—offering concrete ways for us to be more generous, more patient, more wise. With the guidance he gives us, we can progress in our practice of the perfections until we, like the bodhisattvas, learn to cherish others above ourselves.
‘When the Chocolate Runs Out’: With playful wisdom and heart-striking compassion this beautiful little book captures the essence of the teachings of Lama Yeshe. How can we be happy even after the “chocolate” has run out? By cutting the cords of attachment, we discover the indestructible happiness that has always been—and always will be—available to us.
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.
Support Your Centre
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.