Public Talk, 7:00pm Friday 9th May
“Dealing with Anxiety and Depression”
Day of teachings, 9:00am to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday 10th May
“The Six Paramitas: Transcendental Practices”
BUDDHISM AND PSYCHOLOGY OF THE SIX PARAMITAS: The six paramitas are the most comprehensive, useful and logical Buddhist practices and have a great appeal to people of all walks of life: an engagement to cultivate and practice the six perfections of (1) generosity, (2) ethical discipline, (3) patience, (4) joyous effort, (5) meditative concentration and (6) wisdom.
Most people are trying to live their lives unconsciously by their own paramitas. Love, generosity, commitment, tolerance and selflessness are some of the fundamental human values shared by many. The six paramitas are mentioned in all Buddhist texts so it is crucial to hear direct, precise oral teachings on the practice. The main gist of paramita teachings is not just giving with love but learning how to practice them unbounded by ego grasping. The teaching on six paramitas offers a glimpse of the important contribution of positive psychology.
Day of teachings, 9:00am to 3:30pm Sunday 11th May
“Clear Light Meditation”
The intrinsic nature of the mind is luminosity. One may experience it in formal meditation. Meditation is taught to dawn the clarity of one’s mind to witness the adventitiousness of the darkness of wrong thoughts, emotions, perceptions and views of life. This can be accessed with the accelerated use of pure awareness in everyday activities. Mind is like a clear pool in which everything is reflected as it is and then one realizes that everything is in fact clear light. Brief Clear Light is also experienced at the time of death, during climax, the selfless loving state of mind and induced awareness. But it requires training to accentuate this, to sharpen and brighten one’s mind, thoughts and perceptions.
In this special teaching, Lama Choedak Rinpoche will offer a dynamic practice that people from all walks of life can do within a few minutes at a time. How to Dawn Clear Light Meditation is an induced meditation. There is no truly existent obscuration when the mind is tuned into its fundamental luminosity. Rinpoche will conduct the meditation through his own experience of Clear Light and facilitate the practitioner to experience the same.
Recording is strictly prohibited as this is an experiential meditation of Clear Light.
Carville Seniors Hall, Cnr Diprose & Albury St. Pimlico, 4812
Morning tea will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
- Single Evening talks: $15/$10.00 concession/members – no registration necessary
- Single Saturday or Sunday (includes Friday/ Saturday evenings): 80/$70.00 concession/members – please register
- Full weekend (Friday to Sunday): $160/$140.00 concession/members – please register
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