Refuge in Three Jewels; Buddha, Dharma & Sangha – 6 weeks course
August 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019
This is a very practical course; we will also start and end every session with meditation.
There will be a lot of time for Q&A, and time to exchange experiences with other dedicated students.
You will get the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice. Using Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s A Daily Meditation Practice – as a guide, become familiar with the elements necessary to generate realizations in the mind – slowly, step by step. We know now that the purpose of meditation is to familiarize with the constructive states of the mind. And bring the intellectual understanding to the heart, make it experiential. This happens only with continuous practice.
You´ll also receive tips for making daily actions meaningful, bring the meditation and mindfulness as part of your daily life, at home, at work, with the people you meet (And also the challenges these sentient beings constantly give us).
This is part of FPMT´s Discovering Buddhism study program – this is Module 7 (of 14). – This module can be studied individually.
You´ll get audios to listen at home, and we start and end every session with meditation. We will also have a day-retreat after finished 6-weeks studies.
WEDNESDAYS at 18.00 – 20.30
Starting AUGUST 21
Teacher: Kaisa Kaulanen
Tickets and more information will come in the near future.
Module 7 of Discovering Buddhism – Refuge in Three Jewels;
Buddha, Dharma & Sangha – Subject Area Summary
- Does buddha-mind exist?
- The causes of refuge
- How refuge protects us
- The objects of refuge
- Buddha is a reliable refuge because he is fearless
- Skillful in freeing other from danger
- Has compassion for all
- Works for the sake of all
- The eight benefits of taking refuge
- Mindfulness of the eight benefits
- The objects of refuge
- The qualities of buddha’s body
- The qualities of buddha’s speech
- The qualities of buddha’s mind
- The qualities of buddha’s enlightened activities
- The qualities of the Dharma
- The qualities of the Sangha
- Criterion of correct refuge
- Advice regarding refuge practice
- What to avoid
- What to practice having taken refuge in Buddha
- What to practice having taken refuge in Dharma
- What to practice having taken refuge in Sangha
- Six general precepts
Required Integration Practices – Guided Meditations
- Meditation One: Meditation on Refuge in the Three Jewels
- Meditation Two: Shakyamuni Buddha meditation
A one-day retreat using the meditations above is also required for all students wishing to obtain a completion certificate for this module.