Teaching based on the 1st chapter of Shantideva’s “Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” by Ven. Tenzin Gendun
BUDDHIST STUDY – SEMINAR
We are most happy to get this opportunity to have Ven. Gendun with us, giving a teaching about the beautiful text of Shantideva “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”.
Today we will take a closer look at chapter 1 “The Benefits of the Spirit of Awakening”, which will help us to understand the importance of the good heart and altruistic motivation, as from the Mahayana perspective, this is the only way to achieve happiness and ultimately enlightenment.
As pointed out by Shantideva:
Those who long to overcome the abundant miseries of mundane existence, those who wish to dispel the adversities of sentient beings, and those who yearn to experience a myriad of joys should never forsake the Spirit of Awakening.
If you are unfamiliar with Shantideva’s text, you may benefit from joining us on Tuesday for an introduction.
April 21, 10:00 – 16:00 – The Benefit of the Spirit of Awakening (Chapter 1)
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
We would like to make sure we have a seat for you. The registration is free of charge.
Cost: We do not charge for this event, because we do not want for the cost to become an obstacle for you to attend. However if you can, please pitch in to cover the teacher and venue cost, and to support future events like this one. We are truly thankful for your contribution and we guarantee that nobody will be turned away for the lack of funds. If you have no clue, how much to donate, we suggest 50 CHF for the entire day of teachings and 10 CHF for lunch.
Level: No prior knowledge required
Lunch: There will be a 1-hour lunch break. Please bring your own lunch or try our delicious healthy vegan rice and curry for a small donation of 10 CHF. We will use the lunch time to discuss the teachings. Much of the learning experience comes from discussing the material with your fellow students, so don’t miss this opportunity!