One-off event, part of the Discovering Buddhism course.
A board game with a difference – invented right here at LTC – and a highly enjoyable way to integrate your Buddhist study and connect deeply with your fellow students on a Dharma level. We share stories of our own experiences, successes and failures along the Dharma path. Playing this game produces as much laughter and merriment as it does thought and concentration!
Loosely based on Monopoly, this Buddhist game is played with unique lam rim cards that demonstrate how we can overcome negative mental factors, and how tenacious we have to be to develop our positive qualities! We collect unique Buddhist cards and qualities to help us progress along the path. Unlike Monopoly, this game encourages you to become a fully enlightened buddha, not a real-estate mogul! The deck is made up of 108 cards detailing the 6 Perfections, 11 positive mental factors, 6 root delusions and 20 secondary afflictions, the 4 Immeasurables, and other wild cards such as ‘bodhicitta’ and ‘guru devotion’. There are also various instruction cards to pick up, asking for examples from the news or your own life that illustrate these mental factors.
We play in small groups, divided into pairs so we can help each other. There is a booklet cheat-sheet with all the cards to help with the questions. The aim of the game is to collect all positive cards and discard all negative ones as ‘true cessations’.