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A Profound Bodhicitta Transmission
October 26 @ 7:00 pm – October 28 @ 9:00 pm
A Profound Bodhicitta Transmission:
Overcoming all Obstacles
with Lama Mark Webber
— October 26, 27, 28, 2018 —
Please join us for a rich weekend of teachings from Lama Mark Webber on the essential topics of Bodhicitta and Emptiness. These teachings are open to all.
Friday October 26th, 7:00 pm – Teachings and guidance on recognizing Emptiness
The Friday evening session will include classic teachings, explanations, and meditations on the nature of Emptiness. Lama Mark will give guidance on this essential aspect of all Buddhist teachings and meditations. A study guide written by Lama Mark, called Approaching Emptiness will be available. This is an important preparation for the rest of the weekend classes.
A Profound Bodhicitta Transmission and commentary
Saturday October 27th: 9:30 – 11:00 am & 7:00 – 9 pm
Sunday October 28th: 9:30 – 11:00 am & 7:00 – 9 pm
How do we overcome all obstacles? Great Buddhist masters have answered: ‘through the profound reflections and meditations on Bodhicitta.’ Bodhicitta is the search for primordial wisdom, the enlightenment mind. Bodhicitta is infinitely vast and astounding in its manifestations and its radiance of great love. Yet, it has the singular nature of the complete wisdom mind. Over four sessions Lama Mark will give a reading transmission of and step-by-step commentary on Khunu Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s 1959 text, The Jewel Lamp , 356 verses illuminating Bodhicitta.
Please purchase a copy of this book for the weekend.
Khunu Rinpoche, “Vast as The Heavens and Deep as the Sea, verses in praise of bodhicitta”. Wisdom. Boston. 1999. https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&fieldkeywords=Vast+as+The+Heavens+and+Deep+as+the+Sea&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AVast+as+The+Heavens+and+Deep+as+the+Sea
There will be opportunities for interviews with the teacher.
To register please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: 36 Vanson Ave. *Please plan to arrive & be settled at least 5 minutes before scheduled class time.*
Cost: Suggested donation for a class is $20 – $30, or more or less, as you can afford. Traditionally in the East, and at our dharma classes in Ottawa, there are no course fees for teachings. Dharma is offered freely. However, traditionally, dharma students offer dana (donation or generosity) in return for teachings. It is this unique cycle of mutual respectful dependence that has kept the Dharma thriving for close to 2600 years. Each time we receive teachings, it is an opportunity to consciously practice dana, which translates into English as “generosity.” Since the teachings are priceless, one determines the kind and amount of dana according to one’s heart. Let your donations reflect not only what you can afford but also the effort, hard work and years of dedication that have been spent in order that you might receive the great benefit of these teachings. A dana bowl for direct contributions to the teacher will be present at all talks and the dana contributed to that bowl goes directly to the teacher.
At the Teachings there will be second bowl out for your dana to support Crystal Staff’s aspiration to provide financial help with visiting teachers’ travel and accommodations. Your dana to the second bowl supports your dharma community’s ability to bring Teachers to Ottawa.