Lecturer: Ken Hockett
Sunday, March 8th
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Class fee: $20 Public, $15 Members
This will be a practice-oriented study of The Eight Verses of Mind Training of Kadam Geshé Langri Tenpa and how to incorporate them into a daily Mind Training Practice. We will discuss Mind Training in general and its purpose and place in Mahayana Buddhist practice. We will examine the eight verses and we will discuss their meaning with emphasis on the practice of Tong-Len and Calm-Abiding/Insight Meditation as components of the training. We will discuss a daily framework within which to provide personal continuity to this most essential practice. All necessary materials will be provided.
Ken Hockett is one of the senior Dharma students at Sakya. After much reading and study, he took refuge before H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya in 1977. His principal interest is in the Mind Training methods and has been teaching these at Sakya Monastery for over 10 years. Having received teachings and initiations from Lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, his main teachers are of the Sakya and Nyingma traditions. He has also produced many of the practice texts used at Sakya Monastery.