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Joyous Effort – Burnout prevention and recovery from a Buddhist perspective – City retreat with Ven Yonten
September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - September 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm100kr – 800kr
is the 4th Bodhisattva practice – also called Enthusiastic or Heroic Perseverance
– What the bodhisattva commits to isn’t a trivial matter. Without enthusiasm, we might push too hard or give up altogether. As the Zen master Suzuki Roshi put it: “What we’re doing here is so important we had better not take it too seriously!” The key is finding this balance between “not too tight” and “not too loose,” not too zealous or too laid-back.
When we approach life as an experiment, we’re willing to try it this way and that way because, either way, we have nothing to lose (. . .)
If it’s time for something to flourish, it will; if it’s not time, it won’t. The trick is not getting caught in hope and fear. We can put our whole heart into whatever we do; but if we freeze our attitude into for or against, we’re setting ourselves up for stress. Instead, we could just go forward with curiosity, wondering where this experiment will lead.
This kind of open-ended inquisitiveness captures the spirit of enthusiasm or heroic perseverance.
~Pema Chödrön. No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
Student readings / course materials
The teachings take place at Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Center at Roslagsgatan 62, Stockholm – Welcome
Friday 7 September 19.00 – 21.00
Saturday 8 September 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday 9 September 10.00 – 16.00
Lozang Yonten is a very qualified and experienced teacher;
she is an American-born Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition.
She studied intensively in Australia, at Chenrezig Institute from 2002–2009, completing their Buddhist Studies Program then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centres in India, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand, becoming an in-depth registered teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
Currently, she is an FPMT touring teacher and retreat leader, as well as teaching one 4-month-semester each year in Israel – as a member of the Buddhist Faculty at a Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program called Human Spirit’s in Israel, as well as with Shantideva Study Group in Israel.
She was the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains of Australia 2011–2014. Then as teacher-in-residence six months of the year at Mahamudra Centre in New Zealand, until February 2018.