In this first half of the Four Noble Truths, we investigate not just the nature of our problems and discomfort, but the very causes of that nagging, constant dissatisfaction. It is only when we correctly identify the source of our problems that we can begin to overcome them, and that all the energy we put into overcoming problems finally becomes productive. It is only than that we can our experience on a profound and lasting level.
Lama Yeshe often used to say we think from moment to moment that chocolate or presents will make us happy, but the satisfaction is short lived. How can we find a different approach that will give us long term satisfaction, for when the chocolate runs out? The Buddha saw this problem clearly and realised what needs to change is not the world but how we view it. He gave many methods by which we can increase our own happiness. These are succinctly summarised in the 4 Noble truths. The topic is based around the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths teaching. It is an excellent overview for both beginners and established students.
About the Day
Everyone is welcome to come along to this one-day course. You can attend for just one day or the entire weekend. Bookings are appreciated so we can prepare enough notes and set up the room nicely.
The event is by donation (suggested $110/$80). You can make a donation on the day, either cash at the door or by credit or EFTPOS at reception. Remember to BYO lunch. There is a fridge and microwave you can use.
About Geshe Sherab
Geshe-la is fluent in English and connects very well with western students, presenting the Dharma in an accessible, warm and open manner. Born in Nepal, he became a monk at age nine. He won his Geshe (Ph.D.) degree at Sera Monastery, with an additional year of study at Gyume Tantric College, in 2001. He served as Director of the FPMT Board for several years, and in his early forties went into a year-long retreat. He was then appointed headmaster of Kopan Monastery, where he oversaw the entire education program, including debate and tantric training. For the past few years Geshe-la has been teaching at FPMT Centres in USA, Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe. Geshe-la’s return to LTC is warmly anticipated.