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1:00pm Eight Verses of Mind Training (Zoom)
April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Teaching by Lama Kelsang
With English translation by Amalia Rubin
Sunday, April 11
Time: 1:00 pm, PT
There is no class fee, but donations are accepted at www.sakya.org/donate/
Meeting ID: 957 5453 4542
Text: The Eight Verses of Mind Training of Kadam Geshé Langri Tangpa
The Eight Verses of Mind Training of Kadam Geshé Langri Tangpa is a very approachable set of verses which contains all the essential principles of Mind Training. The aim of Buddhist practice is to attain perfect enlightenment, Buddhahood. The purpose of Mind Training (Lojong) is to develop Bodhicitta, the Mind intent on attaining Buddhahood for the benefit of others. Without Bodhicitta, Buddhahood is not possible. In this context, there is Ultimate Bodhicitta arising from the experience of Emptiness through Shamatha and Special Insight Meditation and Relative Bodhicitta which is Compassion developed through practicing Sending and Taking (Tonglen).
Ven. Lama Kelsang was born in 1980. In his early twenties, he entered Sakya College in Dehradhun, India, where he took monastic vows. There, he studied Buddhist philosophy for five years. During those years, he also received empowerments and teachings from H.H Dalai Lama, H.H Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, H.E Luding Khen Rinpoche, H.E Thartse Khenpo, and Khenchen Kunga Wangchok. He next went to Nepal’s Tharlam Monastery and completed a Manjushri retreat for three months. He received the Lamdre from H.H. Jidgal Dachen Dorje Chang in 2007. He was appointed as a tutor to H.E Asanga Rinpoche, a position he held from 2008 until 2012. After 2012, he did a three year retreat. He has completed five times the requisite one-hundred thousand accumulations for the preliminary practices (ngondro) and has also completed the preliminary and main practice of Luminous Great Perfection, and the ritual practices of the Longchen Nyingtik tradition. He has lived at Sakya Monastery since 2017.