The Discovering Buddhism program takes a break, in favor of the program offered by Tibetan Buddhist Monk, Geshe Ngawang Tharchin (see below)
Study, discuss, and practice Buddha's teachings from the Graduated Path to Buddhahood, with the FPMT program called Discovering Buddhism.
For location please contact Dave at (416) 388-6549, or Lama Yeshe Ling at (905)-296-3728.
Discovering Buddhism in Hamilton continues Tuesday evenings with the Transforming Problems course, based on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, by Geshe Langri Tangpa. The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation are an inspiring teaching of how to use problems to increase the happiness of one’s mind. These verses were taught briefly by Choden Rinpoche in his visit to Lama Yeshe Ling in Toronto this past summer, we go into each verse in depth in this course.
We will be doing a Medicine Buddha offering practice for members of our community. This is a practice to connect with and invoke the healing powers of all the Buddhas, it provides a powerful method for us to purify the causes of illness and to create the causes for wellbeing.
This Saturday is Lhabab Duchen one of the four days of the Buddhist callendar where good karma is multiplied one hundred million times.
All are welcome.
You can learn about the vast and extensive benefits of Medicine Buddha meditation here:
It is the mind that creates the happiness of daily life, as well as the happiness of liberation and enlightenment. It is the mind also that creates suffering, through the mistakes it makes and unpleasant feelings these mistakes in turn produce. The mind is primary: a dissatisfied mind will remain unhappy despite abundant good circumstances, yet difficult circumstances are no match for a wise and peaceful mind.
Discovering your mind, its ways, and the antidotes to its mistakes, is like discovering that a vehicle has a steering wheel, brakes and an accelerator. Generally speaking, we are unaware of how our mind is involved in our experience of the world and ourselves, and so we remain unaware of the possibility of becoming navigators; of working with our mind rather than experiencing the roller-coaster life of a mind out of control. You can learn, by your own observations and reasoning, that it is possible to navigate this life toward greater freedom, peace and definite happiness.
Lama Yeshe said:
"When you study Buddhism you are studying yourself - the nature of your body, speech and mind, with the main emphasis being on the nature of your mind and how it works in everyday life. Why is it so important to know the nature of your own mind?"
"Since we all want happiness, enjoyment, peace and satisfaction, and since these things do not come from ice cream but from wisdom and the mind, we have to understand what the mind is and how it works."
Learn about your own mind with, Geshe Ngawang Tharchin,who is a scholar and an ordained Tibetan Buddhist monk.