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Overcoming Afflictive Emotions and Thoughts through Bodhicitta

March 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm March 28, 2018 @ 9:00 pm UTC-8

By Lama Mark Webber

Westport, New Zealand

March 27 & 28th, 2018

Lama Mark Webber will be giving teachings and instructions on the heart of Dharma and meditation practice: how to overcome afflictive emotions and thoughts through bodhicitta. “It is our views, thoughts, concepts and afflictive emotional states, via self referencing that temporarily obscure our pure awareness. It is like dense clouds that obscure the blazing sun and vivid sky. This pure mind of bodhicitta—absolutely innate and natural—is the inseparable unity of infinite compassion and pristine wisdom. We need to develop capacity and strength, then be shown how to look for this natural awareness that is closer than our nose.” (LMW)

Lama Mark will give commentary on selected verses of Lama Khunu Rinpoche’s famous text in praise of bodhicitta called the Jewel Lamp.1 In addition Lama Mark will give the transmission and explanation of Tonglen (sending and receiving), a profound bodhicitta mediation by the 12th century Tibetan Lama Chekawa Yeshe Dorje and we will study and practice the pithy Yangzab contemplation on generating bodhicitta, written by Lho Orgyen Nüden Dorje (19th century).2

Location:  Buller REAP Hall, 13 Henley St , Westport. Another contact is Shelley Taylor 03 7896523.

Class times & dates:

Tuesday March 27th:  7pm – 9 pm.

Wednesday March 28th:  7pm – 9 pm.

(10 min. break in the 2 hr. sessions)

Interested in Attending This Retreat?

To obtain more details on schedule and location, please contact Mandy at: rpmbreid@slingshot.co.nz

or Shelley Taylor 03 7896523

1Suggested purchase. Khunu Rinpoche (1999). Vast as the Heaven, Deep as the Sea: verses in praise of Bodhicitta. Translated by Thubten Thardo. Wisdom, Somerville. Original title: The Jewel Lamp, verses in praise of Bodhicitta (written in 1959).

Texts printed and available for the classes.


March 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm UTC-8
March 28, 2018 @ 9:00 pm UTC-8


Mandy Reid
Shelley Taylor

Buller REAP Hall

13 Henley St
Westport, New Zealand