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Two truths – Teachings with Sangye Khadro
April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - April 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm200kr – 800kr
Friday April 6th, 18.00 – 21.00 and Saturday April 7th, 09.30 – 17.00
The Dalai Lama has said that the best way for western people to learn Buddhist is by starting with the Four Noble Truths and the Two Truths. The two truths comprise ultimate truth—emptiness, the true nature of everything—and conventional truth, all the things we ordinary experience in our lives.
Ven Khadro will give an introduction to these two truths – part of advanced buddhist philosophy – and guide some meditations to enable us to understand them better.
includes all the dualistic phenomena in our ordinary world – ourselves, other beings, material objects, thoughts, emotions, all concepts that make up our lives in this world. These are sometimes called maya, or illusion, because we mistakenly believe they are solid, separate, and independent realities. But the problem is our misunderstanding of its nature. That is revealed when we understand….
is the reality beyond dualism of any kind. It’s also the true nature of those conventional appearances. In Mahayana Buddhism, it can be called emptiness or interdependence.
- This is a great opportunity to meet an highly skilful and experienced teacher, a true scholar! You can also ask advice for your own personal practice and study.
Public Talk: Well being is a skill. Thursday April 5th, 18.00-21.00
Friday April 6th, 18.00 – 21.00
Saturday April 7th, 09.30 – 17.00
Price: Friday: 200 kr
Saturday: 800 kr (or 300 kr/day). 600 kr (or 200 kr/day) for students / retired.
Coffee and tea included.
About Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald)
– the author of the bestselling books How To Meditate and Awakening the Kind Heart.
Originally from California, Ven. Sangye Khadro began studying Buddhism with Tibetan lamas in Dharamsala, India, in 1973. She became a nun in Nepal the following year, and received full ordination in 1988. At the request of her teachers, she began teaching in 1980, and since then has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in various countries around the world, occasionally taking time off for personal retreats. She is also teaching in the Human Spirit Program. ( Bridging Buddhism and Psykoanalysis in Israel )
She has served as resident teacher in Buddha House, Australia, for two years and in Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for eleven years. She is a graduate of the Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies in Sutra and Tantra, at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute Italy 2008-2015.
Ven Khadro can Tibetan and has been studying with all great lamas of our time. With her warm and encouraging approache she will share knowledge and give precise advices on what and how to meditate – just to strenghten your well-being.
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MORE. . . About Two Truths
There are two truths in Buddhism, conventional and ultimate truth. This insight dates back to the original Buddha. Understanding the two truths and the relationship between them is vital in seeing through the illusion of inherent existence, and realizing Śūnyatā / Emptiness.
The best known interpretation is from the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhism, whose founder was Nagarjuna. Ultimately, phenomena are empty of an inherent self or essence – but exist depending on other phenomena. Everything do exist – the key question is h o w.
Nagarjuna’s philosophy of the Middle Way or Mahyamaka school of Buddhism shows how the two truths are different – and yet despite this difference are critically the same. An understanding of this paradox is a journey of remarkable insight and clarity. . .
Conventional truth involves our everyday experience and understanding of the way the phenomenal world appears and functions.
Ultimate Truth is the true nature of the Conventional. Conventional Truth is the manifestation of the Ultimate.