INTRODUCTORY/OPEN TO ALL: No prior knowledge or experience required; no registration required
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 7:30 - 9:00 PM; please check Calendar to confirm
WHERE: The Guhyasamaja Center, Professional Center of Fairfax Building, 10875 Main Street, Unit 108, Fairfax, VA
TEACHER/FACILITATOR: Geshe Thubten Sherab
Master Shantideva was an 8th century Buddhist scholar and monk revered to this day for his treatise, the Bodhisattavacharyavatara, or Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. In these teachings with Geshe Sherab we will study the sixth chapter of this work, which deals with the cultivation of patience. We will come to see how anger and hatred are the real inner enemies of spiritual growth and development and learn the tools and techniques that Master Shantideva recommends for overcoming these destructive mental states and increasing our ability to experience difficult circumstances with a calm and peaceful mind. These teachings which are a continuation of Geshe Sherab’s teaching on the same text from 2015 are open to and appropriate for all. Please feel free to attend even if you were not present at the previous teaching.
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