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Mind and its Potential- Discovering Buddhism Modul One – The Buddhist Science of Mind

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Free – 1200kr

This is our Wednesday Study Course, consisting of 14 different modules. We are studying the first module “Mind and its Potential”, September – October, incl. one (1) day retreat.

You can participate as you can and will: one module at the time and even Drop In if you wish. Or go for it and take all exams and certificate – and take a chance to become a Discovering Buddhism course facilitator in the future (We need you!).

Module One; MIND AND ITS POTENTIAL – September – October – With Kaisa Kaulanen
Always on Wednesdays 18-20.00. We start and end with meditation.

The course is suitable for you who want to learn more about the Buddhist Science of Mind, philosophy, and psychology, and for you who want to deepen your knowledge and practice in Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism.

Examine the mind and how it creates happiness and suffering. Learn to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes to create a positive and joyous mind.
” It is your mind that creates the world “. Buddha Sakyamuni.

Obs! In order to get access to all course material – Register HERE, see Tickets on this page, down below.

Recommended readings:

See video with Richard Gere, Venerable Robina Courtin and others talking about “Mind and its Potential”

SESSION ONE
Topics covered in this session include:
– The goal of Buddhist study and practice.
– What is the mind – definition, and description.
– The beginningless and endless continuity of mind.
– Aspects of the mind: Levels of consciousness – everyday mind to Buddha-nature, our potential for spiritual enlightenment, and why it is possible to attain full awakening (enlightenment)
Starting with Motivation and Breathing Meditation, ending with a meditation on the Continuity of Consciousness

SESSION TWO
Topics covered in this session include:
– How to integrate the teachings
– Understanding the functions of the mind – perception, and conception
– Understanding how the mind gives rise to discontent and dissatisfaction, or to happiness and fulfillment
Starting with Motivation and Breathing Meditation, ending with Equanimity Meditation

SESSION THREE
Topics covered in this session include:
– Buddhist psychology – primary minds and mental factors
– The mechanics of the mind
– Destructive mental factors – the root delusions and derivative delusions
– Constructive mental factors
– Chasing happiness
Starting with Motivation and Breathing Meditation, ending with Meditation on Clarity of Consciousness

SESSION FOUR
Topics covered in this session include:
– The path to enlightenment, sutra, and tantra: an introduction
– Engaging in a daily practice
Starting with Motivation and Breathing Meditation, ending with Meditation on the Buddha: Touching the Essence

SESSION FIVE
Repetition & discussion
Starting with Motivation and Meditation, ending with Meditation

SESSION SIX
Repetition
Quiz
Starting with Motivation and Meditation, ending with Meditation

SESSION 7  One day retreat, Saturday – 10.00-15.00 – Meditation on the Mind and Its Potential material presented earlier.
Including Shamatha meditations and meditations on the Four Immeasurables (Loving Kindness, Compassion)

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Discovering Buddhism
Awakening all limitless potential of your mind, achieving all peace and happiness

Over 2500 years ago, the historical Buddha, Buddha Shakyamuni gained direct insight into the nature of reality, perfected the qualities of wisdom and compassion, and revealed the path to his disciples. He became ”The one who is Awaken”, which is the literal meaning of ”Buddha”.
In the 11th Century, Atisha brought these teachings to Tibet in the form of the lam-rim – the gradual path to enlightenment. The lam-rim tradition found its pinnacle in the teachings of the great Tibetan saint Lama Tsongkhapa in the 14th Century, and these teachings continued to pass from teacher to student up to this present day.
When Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche transmitted these teachings to their disciples, they imparted a deeply experiential tradition of study and practice, leading thousands of seekers to discover the truth of what the Buddha taught. This tradition is the core of Discovering Buddhism.

 

Discovering Buddhism – All 14 Modules
(We might teach some of them in a different order)

 

Each module consists of teachings, meditations, readings, and a short retreat. As a student, you may do some or all of these components of each course, as you wish. Those who complete all the components receive a completion card for that course.
And when all fourteen modules have been completed, students receive a certificate of completion. This certificate awards the satisfaction of having completed a very comprehensive engagement with the studies, and is symbolic of your commitment to spiritual awakening, – and/or symbolic for your enthusiasm to deepen your knowledge and practice in Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism.

Module 1. Mind and its Potential.
Module 2. How to Meditate – starts in the October-November when we are done with the Module One.
Learn the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit, how to set up a meditation session, different meditation techniques, and how to deal with obstacles to meditation.

Module 3. Presenting the Path
Module 4. The Spiritual Teacher
Module 5. Death and Rebirth
Module 6. All About Karma
Module 7. Refuge in the Three Jewels
Module 8. Establishing a Daily Practice
Module 9. Samsara and Nirvana
Module 10. How to Develop Bodhichitta

Module 11. Transforming Problems
Module 12. Wisdom of Emptiness
Module 13. Introduction to Tantra
Module 14. Special Integration Experiences
By undertaking intensive practices of purification and a two-week lam-rim retreat, you prepare your mind in the best way to realize the path to enlightenment. Purification practices include 100,000 prostrations, 3-month Vajrasattva retreat, and Nyung Nä. This is a great way to seal the blessings of this program.

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All of the FPMT study programs and especially Discovering Buddhism are presented within a context that reflects FPMT  “Wisdom Culture.“ FPMT offers an entire series of study-programs, from introductory courses to advanced courses such as Basic Program and Masters Program. Discovering Buddhism is definitely a good start.

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Organiser

Yeshe Norbu
Phone:
+46855008575
Email:
hello@yeshenorbu.se

Venue

Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre
Roslagsgatan 62
Stockholm, 113 56 Sweden
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+46855008575