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7:30pm Special Lecture: How to Be Sick–A Buddhist Approach to Illness
September 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
Teaching By Ven. Lekshay Sangpo
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested Donation: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members
Being sick is just a part of living for most of us. This class is about how to make the most of being ill. Are you ready? Being sick is a great opportunity for practice. It is an opportunity to transform illness into a more positive thing by deepening our practices and understanding the nature of our own minds.
No one enjoys being sick, but Venerable Lekshay will teach a way to benefit from those down times — new way of looking at being sick, where suffering is optional!
Recommended reading: How To Be Sick by Toni Bernhard.
Ven. Lekshay Sangpo studied Zen Buddhism for 20 years before becoming a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner in 1994; after seeing The Dalai Lama. He is a student of H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche (d. 2016). He received his novice vows in 2001 and full ordination (Bhikhu) vows in 2005, from H.E. Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (d. 2007) in Nepal. From 2000 until 2015, he lived and taught monks at Tharlam Monastery in Nepal half time. Now he is living mostly in Seattle doing volunteer work, visiting Nepal for a few months each year.