Who are you really? Within the package of thoughts, emotions, body and relationships where do you begin and end? And how does your sense of "self" help and hinder you? As we move through life we experience highs and lows, success and failure, great joy and deep sorrows.
These situations often impact on how we see ourselves, as a winner or loser, talented, unlucky or even unlovable. Buddhist tradition, names this rollercoaster ride Samsara. According to Buddhist philosophy, the reason we can't get off the ride is that we don't know who we really are.
Not only we do not recognise our true nature, but our sense of self is totally mistaken. And as we try to make sense of this contradiction we are overwhelmed with disturbing emotions. In this course, Ven Kartson will give an overview of the different schools of thought in Buddhist philosophy and how each of them has a presentation of our basic mistake, the way to correct it and thereby break free from Samsara. Saturday 28th April 9.00 am - Sunday 29th April 3.30 pm, held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $108 10% discount for members and concession card holders.
Accommodation and meals available separately. Originally from Israel, Ven. Kartsön has worked closely with our Tibetan Teachers, studying and translating for ten years of our advanced study program, masters program, and is now tutoring this program. A knowledgeable teacher in his own right, he travels extensively teaching and translating for Lamas in India, Israel, Singapore, Taiwan and China. 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 peaceful, calm and relaxing place to spend a few hours, days or weeks. Stroll along the bush paths, wander in formal garden, espresso in the cafe or a vegetarian meal. Teachers' availability subject to change; please http://www.chenrezig.com.au/programme/calendar/ for updated information.
Also below the far 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.
Recognising Yourself in the Age of Selfies with Ven Kartson
Sat, 28 April, 09:00 – Sun, 29 April, 15:30
Facility fee $108
10% discount for members and concession card holders. Accommodation and meals available separately.
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo
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