Saturday, April 20th
Time: 1:30-3:30pm Location: Cultural Hall
Donation: $15/public; $12/members
One of the keys to successful Dharma practice is understanding the true nature of our minds. Through practice and experience, we can begin to recognize the fundamental purity of mind and attain liberation. This course will explore the basic principles of Buddhist Psychology, and provide practical advice on investigating the nature of mind through meditation. Techniques for cultivating mindfulness during the course of daily life will also be introduced. Together, we will explore Tibetan Buddhist definitions of Mind, its functions, and the 51 mental factors described in the Abhidharmasammucaya, a classic Buddhist treatise on the nature of reality.
Ngakpa Jamyang Gyatso (Gene Polhamus) is an ordained lay practitioner in the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was ordained 11/19/2008 by His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, and has received teachings and transmissions from many great masters representing the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Jamyang served as the Library Director for Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle, Washington, a position he held for many years. Jamyang resides in Los Angeles where he works as a Library Consultant.