How does the mind create our experiences and therefore our whole world? In this course Ven. Lozang Tsultrim (Carla Pearse) presents the Buddhist view on the workings of the mind.
WHEN: Saturdays, April 10 – April 24, 9.00 – 11.00 am
LEVEL: Beginner – Everyone is welcome. Little knowledge of Buddhism is helpful but not essential.
Please note that registration is required. We would like to make sure that we have enough space for everyone in the Zoom session!
Mind creates both samsara and nirvana. Yet there is nothing much to it – it is just thoughts. Once we recognize that thoughts are empty, the mind will no longer have the power to deceive us. But as long as we take our deluded thoughts as real, they will continue to torment us mercilessly, as they have been doing throughout countless past lives. To gain control over the mind, we need to be vigilant, constantly examining all our thoughts, words, and actions.
– Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
This course is all about ‘deconstructing our reality’.
Buddha taught that our own mind is the creator of our experiences. Our perceptions lead us towards a multitude of actions of of our body speech and mind – our experiences. Some of these will be beneficial, useful, thoughtful. A multitude of them might just ‘lead us up the garden path’ as the saying goes. How do these perceptions come about? Is there another way to see yourself, and others, to experience the world and the people in it?
The first part of this course introduces you to Buddhist principles, such karma, the mind and its potential, Buddha nature. The second part presents the possibilities that human intelligence offers for a more peaceful, happy mind, using mindfulness, practical mind training techniques and meditation.
The course includes guided meditation and mindfulness exercises.
About the Teacher
Since 2009, Ven Lozang Tsultrim (Carla Pearse) has lived the life of a simple Buddhist nun. She has a Bachelor of Counselling, a Bachelor of Social Science (Social Policy), and Master of International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution). She is currently working as a counsellor at Karuna Hospice Service in Brisbane.
Ven. Tsultrim has over 20 years experience working in the Non-profit, Government and Private sectors providing mindfulness training, intervention counselling and suicide prevention. Ven. Tsultrim has taught retreat courses at Kopan monastery. She is also an accredited FDCW facilitator delivering courses in English. We are very fortunate to invite Ven. Losang Tsultrim to share with us her knowledge and guide us on applying Buddhist principles to live a meaningful life.
Cost: Suggested donation is 10 – 20 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).
Language: Teaching and guided meditation in English.
Registration: REGISTER HERE