Introduction to Buddhism part 1

7:00pm 24 January 2020 - 5:30pm 26 January 2020

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

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“Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought.”

To book this course please select it in the Extras offered after you have chosen your accommodation on the booking form. Please click here to book.

We live in a very challenging age of widespread insecurity. Many of us are searching for a kind of guidance that Buddhism can reveal. Buddhism has what we need. It has been helping people for over two and a half millennia. Through the practise of wisdom and compassion we can come to realise our own inner wealth and potential. It could be especially relevant to those who wish to take refuge. 

This course will be over two weekends. The first will outline the basics of Buddhism, especially in terms of core principles: refuge, bodhicitta (Awakening our potential), Buddha nature, the four noble truths, and the noble eightfold path. There will be some meditation practises shared to go along with these topics.

Part 2 will be on 27 - 29 March 2020.

There is no fee for this course although donations are welcome. Your offering will help with the Monastery's considerable running costs, as well as the expenses incurred in inviting teachers.  Donations may be made in the Reception Office.

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The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche