Day One: Weekend Study and Meditation course with Venerable René Feusi
COURSE DURATION: June 29 – 30, 2019, 10.00 – 17.00 (the course builds on each other, but it is also possible to join for one day only).
CATEGORY: Buddhist Study
We are so excited to welcome Venerable René Feusi to learn about one of the most important teachings of Buddha: The Seven Point Mind Training.
The Seven Point Mind Training offers a unique technique for training the mind (also called “Lojong”) within a seven step program and teaches us how to use them in everyday life, making every moment highly meaningful. Through this practice, we learn how our mind, defiled by ignorance, attachment, jealousy and anger, can become pure and full of Boddhicitta: Compassion and loving-kindness for every single living being. More than a training of the mind it is thus essentially a practice of purifying our mind and our perceptions.
Lama Atisha (980-1054 C.E.) introduced the lojong, also known as “mind training” or “thought transformation,” tradition of Mahayana practice in Tibet. Lojong teachings are quintessential Mahayana teachings in that their aim is to eliminate both the self-cherishing attitude and self-grasping. Like the stages of the path teachings, the mind training tradition is one that is embraced by all Tibetan lineages.
This teaching will be accompanied by Shamatha meditations, also called single-pointed meditation: Throughout these meditations we learn how to calm our mind and to develop a deep sense of concentration, which will serve as a basis for the following teachings.
Ordained by the Dalai Lama more than thirty years ago, Swiss monk René Feusi has studied with some of the greatest scholars and inspiring lamas, among other Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He has also performed numerous extensive retreats, including a two-and-a-half-year seclusion focused on developing mental stability. More information about Ven. Feusi here.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
We would like to make sure we have a seat for you. The registration is free of charge.
Duration: The course takes place on two days, which will build on each other. However if you cannot participate on both days, you are still welcome to join only on one of them.
Cost: Suggested donation is 60 CHF per day. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate upon arrival or through PayPal.
Level: Beginner level. No prior knowledge required.