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Three Higher Trainings for Dummies
Friday 22 April @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discover the three essential trainings we all need to achieve success in life, harmony in relationships, and freedom from emotional turmoil.
What if we could develop our life skills not just for career success or family harmony, but for complete liberation from the ups and downs of daily existence and liberation from all suffering and problems? The Buddha taught three essential skills for life and enlightenment – the Three Higher Trainings in Ethics, Concentration and Wisdom.
Session 1: Ethics is focused on the body, the foundation and support for everything we do. We literally need to embody our ethics, develop them as our core strength, reliable and incorruptible.
Session 2: Concentration is like two strong arms holding the topic, the two limbs of love and interconnectedness. We need concentration to see an idea through, and presence of mind to remember our wisdom when we need it!
Session 3: Wisdom is like a very sharp axe to cut through confusion. With the clarity of wisdom we can overcome our our problems and sever the root of suffering!
The path to liberation is the wisdom realising emptiness. It cuts the self-grasping ignorance. This is the only way to remove all the seeds of suffering, our constant readiness for problems and misery. Attaining this wisdom depends on a single-pointed concentration, undistracted by worldly or personal events. And this depends on pure ethical conduct, the confidences of incorruptibility! Training in these three gives us the skills for a better life now, and more importantly – towards a complete liberation from problems and suffering altogether!
The classes are sequential, but you are most welcome to join at any time, as each class features a standalone topic.
Presented by FPMT registered teacher:
Hosted by Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center, USA:
This course is hosted by our sister centre, a study group in Taos, New Mexico, USA. If you are joining from overseas, please check the start time against your own time zone! Use an app such as Timebuddy.
“We need our journey through life to be stable and true, and ethics is the ground or foundation upon everything can be built. Concentration can only develop if we are free of guilt, distraction and disturbing emotions. Wisdom can only arise on the basis on concentration.”Yangsi Rinpoche