Essence of the Buddha's Teachings - Three Principle Aspects of the Path with Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim


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Chenrezig Institute   9:00am - 3:30pm
General Interest, Special Interest, Spiritual

33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo , Queensland, 4554

Phone: 07 5453 2108

DescriptionBuddha gave 84,000 teachings, and the enormity of them can be overwhelming! These few short verses, the Three Principle Aspects of the Path, composed by Lama Tsong Khapa, are a beautiful and succinct guide to achieving happiness, drawing directly on the Buddha's teachings. Distilling the vast principles of renunciation, correct view and Bodhicitta the verses present an essential approach to help us to view reality, self and others in a truly honest way. Lama Yeshe says 'This is a small text, but it contains the essence of the entire teaching of Lord Buddha. Also, while it is very simple and practical, it is a universal teaching that everybody can understand.' Lama Yeshe describes the first principle renunciation as a totally inner experience. 'Renunciation means less craving; it means being more reasonable instead of putting too much psychological pressure on yourself and acting crazy'. The second principle, correct view, focuses on cultivating the wisdom which understands reality, like the sun illuminating inner confusion and darkness. The third principle, Bodhicitta, is the spirit of compassion and the desire to increase the happiness and welfare of others. Shantideva says, 'Whatever joy there is in this world, all comes from desiring others to be happy'. Join us for this mind-opening weekend and discover for yourself the essence of Buddha's teaching in the Three Principles of the Path. Saturday 28 May 9.00 am - Sunday 29 May 3.30 pm. Facility fee $150. 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 10 am on the day of the event. Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim was born in Tibet in 1969. At the age of 14 he became a monk at Sera Je Monastery in India, where he was awarded his Geshe degree (the equivalent of a doctorate in Buddhist studies) in 2005. He then spent a further two years studying tantra at Gyume Tantric Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim is immensely popular for the warm and approachable way in which he presents the Dharma.

Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche and Geshe Sonam Rinchen, and is an accredited teacher with the FPMT. He has completed four years of lam-rim retreats as well as many other tantric retreats. His main teachers are His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Ven. Namgyel has taught at various Buddhist centers around the world and is an integral part of The Song River Dharma Ashram in India. He had the honour of being the attendant and tutor to Osel in 1990.

Established 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreat goers and guests.

Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal.

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