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STARTING TODAY: Introduction to the Nature of Reality
Monday 3 October @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Careful study and contemplation of the Heart Sutra will lead us to a profound understanding of reality, through the correct understanding of emptiness. Although this sutra is very short, it presents in condensed form all the explicit and explicit teachings necessary to attain the perfect state of Buddhahood.
Even a small understanding of the empty and dependent nature of phenomena can revolutionize our thinking and have far-reaching consequences for both our present and our future peace and happiness. Please join us to unlock the profound and vast meaning of the sutra.
The Buddha’s sole purpose was to help living beings, without any bias, to free themselves from suffering and reach the supreme state of happiness. Everything he taught was intended to lead to the understanding of emptiness. Understanding emptiness enables us to attain freedom.
Once we realize that everything the Buddha taught was intended to to lead us to the understanding of emptiness, we will recognize that there are no contradictions in the teachings and that, instead, they reveal the Buddhas consummate skill in guiding beings with vastly different abilities and interests.
In this one month series we will look at the topic through the lens of short teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, or Lama Yeshe. Eddie will also incorporate western viewpoints, and lead us in checking with our own experience with questioning and discussion.
Presented by FPMT registered teacher:
Hosted by Thubten Norbu Ling, Santa-Fe:
This course is being hosted by our sister FPMT centre in the USA. If you are joining from overseas, please check the start time for your own time zone!
“Since the I that exists is merely imputed, there is nothing to cherish, nothing to cling to. Good-bye to depression, worries and fears.“– Lama Zopa Rinpoche
“This time we are extremely fortunate, unbelievably fortunate even to be able to hear some teachings on emptiness, the Buddha’s teachings on the wisdom perfection. Even one stanza, not the complete teaching, but even a few lines from the Buddha’s teaching on the Perfection of Wisdom, even just to be able to hear it is unbelievably fortunate, leave aside having the opportunity to meditate, to reflect and to meditate, to study.”– Lama Zopa Rinpoche