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Mahayana Mind Training: Wheel of Sharp Weapons

03/05/2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm AEST

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until 19/05/2022

$60

About Event:

In jungles of poisonous plants strut the peacocks, though medicine gardens of beauty lie near. The masses of peacocks don’t find gardens pleasant, but thrive on the essence of poisonous plants.

In similar fashion, the brave bodhisattvas remain in the jungle of worldly concern. No matter how joyful this world’s pleasure gardens, these brave ones are never attracted to pleasures, but thrive in the jungle of suffering and pain.’ Dharmarakshita Wheel of Sharp Weapons

This four-week module of the FPMT Basic Program will teach thought transformation on the basis of The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, by Dharmarakṣita, a 9th century Indian Buddhist scholar who was the teacher of Atisha.

‘Wheel of Sharp Weapons’ is an abbreviated title for ‘The Wheel of Sharp Weapons Effectively Striking the Heart of the Foe.’ This text is often referenced as a detailed source for how the laws of karma play out in our lives revealing many specific effects and their causes.

The metaphoric “wheel of sharp weapons” can be visualized as something we throw or propel, which then comes back to cut us… something like a boomerang. In this way, Dharmarakṣita explains, the non-virtuous causes we create through our self-interested behaviour come back to ‘cut us’ in future lives, as the ripening of the negative karma we have ourselves created. This, he explains, is the source of all our pain and suffering. It is our own self-cherishing that leads us to harm others, which in turn creates the negative karma which is the potential for future suffering. Our suffering is not a punishment, merely a self-created karmic result.

According to the Wheel of Sharp Weapons, the way to make an end of this cycle is to understand how this process comes about and how it is rooted in the grasping at a self or “I”. When we contemplate how our past actions, rooted in the grasping at self and other, cause our current suffering, then we use these very negative actions as a contemplative “weapon” to attack self-grasping, the real “foe” in our lives. Thus, the weapon which harms us is turned against the real source of our suffering, our “true enemy”. This explains the meaning of the full title The Wheel of Sharp Weapons Effectively Striking the Heart of the Foe.

The course will be offered three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). On each day there will be meditation, a teaching from our Geshe, discussion and an in depth tutorial.

All sessions will be available in the gompa and online.
Zoom and YouTube links and access to the storage dropbox will be sent to students after registration.

About Teacher:

Geshe Phuntsok Tsultrim is immensely popular for the warm and approachable way in which he presents the Dharma and inspires our community. He became a monk at Sera Je Monastery in India, where he was awarded his Geshe degree (the equivalent of a doctorate in Buddhist studies) in 2005. He began teaching at Chenrezig Institute in 2014 after being chosen for our community by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He teaches in Tibetan with the help of his professional translator, Ven. Kartson.

Geshe Tsultrim has a warm hearted, caring and practical approach to teaching Dharma. He has been the resident Geshe at Chenrezig Institute since 2014. Since then he has taught Dharma from both the Gompa and by the example he sets outside of the Gompa.

Interpreter and assistant Teacher Ven Kartson :

Ven Kartson, a basic program graduate and the interpreter at Chenrezig Institute for 15 years, also teaches the tutorials for these in depth teachings. He has a very clear understanding of the material and is able to explain the details of Geshela’s teachings with good humour and day-to-day examples.

Register to attend in-person:

The recommended contribution for this four week module is $240 with a minimum charge of $60.

Never let finances get in the way of your listening to the Dharma, but please contribute what you can. We rely on your generosity to be able to continue to offer these teachings at the centre and online. We do ask for a minimum contribution but if this is too much for you please feel free to contact bsp@chenrezig.com.au to request financial assistance.

Sangha are invited to attend our courses free of charge – for further information about how to do this click here.

Suggested donation: $240.00

60 in stock

Minimum donation: $60.00

Register to attend online:

The recommended contribution for this four-week course is $240 with a minimum charge of $60.

Never let finances get in the way of your listening to the Dharma, but please contribute what you can. We rely on your generosity to be able to continue to offer these teachings at the centre and online. We do ask for a minimum contribution but if this is too much for you please feel free to contact bsp@chenrezig.com.au to request financial assistance.

Sangha are invited to attend our courses free of charge – for further information about how to do this click here.

Suggested donation: $240.00

98 in stock

Minimum donation: $60.00

Details

Date:
03/05/2022
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
AEST
Cost:
$60
Event Categories:
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Venue

Chenrezig Institute Gompa and Online
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia

Organiser

Chenrezig Events

Other

Zoom Passcode (if applicable)
032753
Zoom Meeting ID (if applicable)
892 2373 9588
Any Additional Details
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1MxeJ3Xhzi0NLp_d3Nf3RDXzWGbQp76u

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