Finding Happiness and Meaning through Problems – Mind Training Practices.
Chenrezig Institute 9:30am - 3:00pm
General Interest, Special Interest, Spiritual
33 Johnsons Road
Eudlo , Queensland, 4554
Lojong, or mind training, is a common practice in all the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. It can perhaps best be characterized as a method for transforming our mind by turning away from self-contentedness and cultivating instead the compassionate attitude of concern for others.
As an example of the benefits of practicing Mind Training, Lama Zopa mentions:
“By sitting next to a person who practices this, even without talking, just sitting, you feel that the person’s heart, their mind, is so soft, so subdued, so good-hearted, so warm with loving kindness and compassion. You can feel that, even without talking, just sitting next to the person, you can feel that.”
On this day Venerable Tony will introduce the origins of the Lojong teachings, what the benefits are, how to practice it and how it can be the most useful method for overcoming not just our own problems but also being a positive influence on the ecological and social problems faced by the world.
As well as teaching on this topic, Venerable Tony will guide meditations to allow us to reach our soft and kind heart.
Sunday 20th October 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee $55
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 check http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/calendar/ for updated information.
Ven Tony first made contact with the Buddha dharma in Nepal and India in 1976. Following this he trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse, then in the 1980's was based at Chenrezig Institute during which time he served at different times as the cook, office worker and gardener.
Following ordination as a monk in 1991 he lived for seventeen years at Nalanda monastery, France and Thubten Shedrup Ling monastery, Bendigo.
He has led retreats and courses at various FPMT centres throughout the world as well as teaching in prisons and schools.