Developing Conventional Bodhicitta with Alan Carter (Tara Room)
Chenrezig Institute 9:00am - 4:30pm
General Interest, Special Interest, Spiritual
33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo , Queensland, 4554
Description “Real happiness in life starts when you begin to cherish others”. Lama Zopa Rinpoche The more our minds become close to generating conventional bodhichitta the happier we will become and the more easily we will handle difficult circumstances. What stops from doing this, if this practice has such vast benefits? In this interactive day class Alan will explore through explanation and meditation: • Ways to inspire us to meditate on bodhichitta • Ways to open our heart to think more of others • The stages of developing conventional bodhichitta The day will be suitable for anyone at any level wanting to: • Become more familiar with meditating on conventional bodhichitta • Enhance their practice of meditating on bodhichitta Through this course you will: • Understand the importance of the integration of the view of emptiness and renunciation to developing bodhichitta • Become clearer as to the obstacles to develop bodhichitta and how to overcome them Alan Carter has been a Buddhist for 21 years and is a graduate of the Basic Program and has taught at Karuna, Blue Mountains, Langri Tangpa, Chenrezig Institute and was resident teacher at Chandrakirti Centre in New Zealand for 2 years. Some testimonials from previous class are: “ Alan has great presentation skills. I enjoyed how he related it to his own practice’ “Clear, concise and patient” “Good interactive style” Sunday 12th June 9 am - 4.30 pm, in the Tara room at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $75. Accommodation and meals available separately. Meals must be booked before 10 am on the day of the event.
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.
Teachers’ availability subject to change; please refer http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/monthly-calendar/ for updated information.