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Exploring Buddhism: Exploring the Mind

Intermediate

                                INTERMEDIATE 

 

WHEN: Thursdays September 2nd to October 21st, 7:30-9:00 P.M. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

 

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WHERE: Via Zoom (link to be sent to participants only)

 

Description: Exploring Buddhism is a new program currently being developed by FPMT to serve as a bridge between Discovering Buddhism and The Basic Program. It comprises five modules and is designed to help students of Buddhism delve more deeply into a broad array of topics that form a solid foundation for furthering one’s study and practice. The program will initially be run as a pilot program in FPMT centers to further test and refine the curriculum.

 

The Buddha said that the source of all happiness and suffering is the mind. In light of this fundamental teaching, it is essential that we develop an extensive understanding of the mind, and then utilize that knowledge to create the causes for our own and other’s well-being.

 

In this module, we will look at what the mind is and how it works, presented in both Buddhism and science. We will explore the different ways to distinguish and classify various kinds of consciousness; and investigate how to reduce destructive states of mind, and generate the constructive ones which can lead us on the path to enlightenment.

Previous study of at least some modules of Discovering Buddhism, either in a center or online is highly recommended before enrolling in this program.

 

Please review the syllabus HERE before registering for the course.

 
Pre-registration is required, registration for module 1 will end after the second class.  If you register please make an effort to attend the first module, there's no obligation to attend future modules in the course.
 

The course will be on Zoom on Thursday evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M. EDT with an optional discussion session at 7:00 P.M. starting after the first class.  The first class will start at 7:00 P.M.


Registration will close after the second session of each module.  Recordings of the class will be available on YouTube to registered participants.

 

 

TEACHER/FACILITATOR: Venerable Lhundub Tendron

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Ven. Lhundub Tendron took refuge at the FPMT’s Kadampa Center in Raleigh, NC in 1997. With the guidance of Geshe Gelek Chodha, she requested ordination. Following Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice, she took ordination with Geshe Lhundub Sopa at Deer Park in 2002. She joined the Chenrezig Nuns Community in Australia to develop a stable foundation for living in vows and learn from the senior nuns in residence. Here she met her teacher Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering and studied the Basic Program. Venerable Tendron completed the FPMT Basic Program in 2007. At the request of Geshe Gelek she returned to Kadampa Center as a spiritual program coordinator and teaching assistant. In 2012, returning to Chenrezig Institute she studied the Master’s module on Lama Tsongkhapa’s text, Illumination of the Thought. 

She then cared for her father for a few years before his death in 2015. In 2016, she became the resident teacher at Thubten Kunga Ling in Deerfield Beach, Florida. 

Currently she continues her teaching in Florida and follows Rinpoche’s advice to incorporate more time in retreat. According to Venerable Tendron, she teaches from “her experience of learning to counter self-centered, disagreeable, angry, impatient, lazy states of mind with the golden teachings of the Buddha, Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all her patient, kind teachers”.

 

 

 

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