We will be offering an opportunity for anyone who has been coming to the Meditation and Modern Buddhism classes and who is interested in checking out this In-Depth Systematic Study program to sit in on two Open Classes for review on the following dates:
Tuesday January 17th , 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday January 24th , 6:30-8:30pm
“Just as every part of a medicinal tree – the roots, trunk, branches, leaves, flowers, and fruit – provides medicine and is useful in curing disease, so every part of the instructions on training the mind can cure the mental disease of the delusions.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Rinpoche, Universal Compassion
If you have been attending General Program classes and are ready for more, you might enjoy the Foundation Program (FP). The next step in deepening your practical experience of Buddha’s teachings, FP is a second-tier study program that studies one Buddhist text at a time in a systematic way.
Foundation Program classes include guided in-depth meditations, commentary to the text, chanted prayers, discussion, and the company of spiritual friends.
This year, the Foundation Program will be studying Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Rinpoche.
(This book is available in Paperback and Audio Book – Cd and Audio MP3 Download editions from Tharpa Publications. The paperback edition of the book is available at the Center bookstore in Virginia Beach.)
This book Universal Compassion , Inspiring Solutions for Difficult times , offers practical instructions showing how to transform even the most difficult daily life experiences into opportunities for spiritual growth through developing and enhancing minds of universal love and compassion.
The heart of Buddha’s teachings is unconditional love and compassion. In this inspiring explanation of the popular Buddhist poem Training the Mind in Seven Points, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso reveals powerful and far-reaching methods for us to develop these altruistic states. Ancient meditative techniques that have been tried and tested for centuries are brought alive and made relevant to our everyday experiences. Also included is a practical explanation of how we can transform our day-to-day problems—even the most demanding and difficult conditions—into opportunities for personal and spiritual development. By pointing the way to an unchanging freedom and happiness, this immensely readable book challenges us to grow, and will have a remarkable impact on our life.
To find out more about the Foundation Program, to arrange to observe classes, or to join, please contact our Foundation Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
To review the transcript of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso intention in introducing this program: Wishfulfilling Jewels for Dharma Practitioners
About the Author:
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centers and groups throughout the world.
|Time:||6:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Location:||Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center|
|Please Note:||The Center is located in Newtown Professional Park, next to Chartway bank. Keajra Center has ample parking.|
|Teacher:||Kelsang Kalden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance and direction of renowned teacher Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, for many years. She is known for her loving kindness, sincere dedication to serving others, and for her boundless energy and good humor.|
|Cost:||Students enroll by becoming Foundation Members.|