Live like a Bodhisattva in order to become a Bodhisattva A bodhisattva is a being whose every thought is pervaded by the altruistic intention to become fully enlightened in order to benefit every single sentient being.
Their compassionate concern is without partiality or bias, their love unconditional and pure. How do they get this way? Is it possible for us?
From the Mahayana Buddhist perspective, this type of all-encompassing goodwill, together with perfect wisdom and skillful means is the potential of everyone. The way to achieve it is to start where we are – with our flaws and qualities; our ignorance and wisdom – and use inner methods to consciously and intentionally uproot what is negative and develop what is positive.
This course will teach how to live by the 6 Paramitas, the motivations and activities of a bodhisattva. In this way, we learn how to live a life with more wisdom, kindness and peace – a happy life that leaves a ripple effect of the same wherever we go. This course will be led by Venerable Yönten and will contain in-depth instructions and meditation practices to give all areas of your life more power and momentum to benefit both yourself and everyone you come into contact with. There will be time for questions and discussion and no previous meditation experience is required.
Saturday 24th March 9.00 am - Sunday 25th March 4.30 pm held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $108 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately. Chenrezig Institute is a not for profit Buddhist study & retreat Centre in the Hinterland. Which also offers a Wellbeing Centre for non-religious courses towards health & happiness.
Established 1974, Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation, retreat and practice nestled in the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The Institute is home to a Tibetan Geshe (Lama), a large community of ordained Sangha (monks and nuns), students, residents, volunteers, retreat goers and guests. Apart from the formal study programmes, Chenrezig Institute is a friendly yet peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks in our varied accommodation.
Visit our Gompa on the hill, past the prayer wheel, stroll along the bush paths or wander in the formal Garden Of Enlightenment & around the Stupas. Enjoy an espresso & cake in the cafe or a vegetarian meal, pop into our shop or relax in our extensive library. Also below the carpark is our new addition 'The Wellbeing Centre' which provides courses focusing on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing.
They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone who maybe looking for genuine happiness and well-being in a non-religious framework. Teachers' availability subject to change; please refer http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/calendar/ for updated information.
Live Like a Bodhisattva to Become a Bodhisattva with Venerable Yonten
Sat, March 24, 9:00am – Sun, March 25, 4:30pm
Facility fee $108 10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately.
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo
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