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Introduction to Discovering Buddhism Study Course – by Ven Yonten
September 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This is an introduction for our Discovering Buddhism – which can become your 2-year Study Course. These studies are for you who want to get profound knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and psychology, The Buddhist Science of Mind – and for you, who already are on the Buddhist path, it will help you deepen your practice. You can participate as you can; on casual basis, as a Drop In – or having focus to take a certificate (and become a DB facilitator in the future. Yeshe Norbu needs you!)
Venerable Lozang Yonten who has been teaching Db many times – will kindly give an introduction to entire course, and will very briefly talk about the first modul “Mind and its potential” (Which will be introduced September 12 by Glen Svensson).
Introduction with Ven Lozang Yonten. Read more about Lozang Yonten
Welcome to Roslagsgatan 62
This event is free of charge
Discovering Buddhism is a 2-year study course, with 14 different modules. As a participant, you will get written material, audios and videos, and even the possibility to chat with FPMT-students online, those who have already studied this course.
Each module will end with an exam – and you can get a certificate, for each passed module – and for the entire course. We´ll also have a one Saturday-retreat after each module. And of course, studies in a group give a lot of opportunities to reflect, meditate and discuss with other students. We´ll always start and end every session with meditation. Modul 1 – MIND AND ITS POTENTIAL – Starts 19/9 – Sign Up here: 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.
How it works
As a student you can choose how to study: you can participate on a casual basis or to pursue a certificate of completion for each module. This program is not designed as an strictly academic study of Buddhism but is intended to change a person’s life.
Modul 1 – MIND AND ITS POTENTIAL – Starts 19/9 – Sign Up here: Discovering 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.
Modul 2. How to Meditate -Starts 31/10
Learn the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit, how to set up a meditation session, different meditation techniques, and how to deal withobstacles to meditation.
Modul 3. Presenting the Path
Get an overview of the entire Tibetan Buddhist path to awakening. Study the life story of the Buddha and discover a unique system for putting Buddhist philosophy into practice – the lam-rim, or “graduated path to enlightenment.”
Modul 4. The Spiritual Teacher
Modul 5. Death and Rebirth
Modul 6. All About Karma
Learn the essential facts about the law of cause and effect. Explore ways to deal with life most effectively and take control of your future!
Modul 7. Refuge in the Three Jewels
Modul 8. Establishing a Daily Practice
Assemble the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice and find out the elements necessary to generate realizations. Get some tips for making every action meaningful.
Modul 9. Samsara and Nirvana
Investigate what “samsara” is and how we are stuck in it. Find out what “nirvana” is and how to achieve it. Learn how to be free from suffering and empower yourself with practical tools to deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions forever.
Modul 10. How to Develop Bodhichitta
Discover practices that develop our innate qualities of compassion. Learn to apply these techniques to generate the mind of bodhichitta, known as the very heart of Buddha’s teachings.
Modul 11. Transforming Problems
Learn the disadvantages of self-cherishing and the advantages of cherishing others. Learn to employ the special techniques of mind training (lojong) to transform problems into happiness.
Modul 12. Wisdom of Emptiness
The realization of emptiness is crucial for the attainment of liberation and enlightenment. Learn to develop calm abiding and different methods of meditation on emptiness.
Modul 13. Introduction to Tantra
Learn what tantra is, how it works, and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. Learn to integrate tantra with lam-rim meditation for optimal results.
Modul 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.
This, as 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.
Our center is part of the worldwide non-profit organisation FPMT – and FPMT has a unique offering of study courses on all levels, from beginners courses to intermediate level – and to very advanced study programs such as Basic Program and Masters Program.
Welcome to Yeshe Norbu Mind Training Centre
Bus 50 from Odenplan to Roslagstull, or you walk down Odengatan to Roslagsgatan
T-bana to Tekniska Högskolan