Private: Training the Mind and Softening the Heart


Philosophy Course – Awakening Compassion:
Training the Mind and Softening the Heart

Thursdays, January 28 – March 11, 2021 (7 weeks)
7-8:30 p.m.

Spiritual Director Kushok Lobsang Dhamchoe welcomes new and returning students to join him for a new 7-week online Buddhist philosophy course, Awakening Compassion: Training the Mind and Softening the Heart, beginning Thursday, January 28th, 7-8:30 pm.

This course will involve in-depth study of chapter one of Shantideva’s landmark text on cultivating the altruistic heart, The Way of the Bodhisattva. This text is considered one of the great classics of Buddhist literature and is treasured by all Buddhist traditions alike. Reflecting on the value of this precious work, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama writes, “If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the Bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text that I possess it.”

Using analogies, stories, and the insightful philosophical teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Kushok will provide detailed commentary on the first chapter of this invaluable text, The Excellence of Bodhichitta, and guide students in the development of loving kindness, compassion, and the good qualities of the mind.

Now more than ever, there is a need for loving kindness in our families, our workplace, and our society. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to train your mind and soften your heart under the careful guidance of our precious teacher, Kushok Lobsang Dhamchoe.

Course Details

  • Thursdays, January 28 – March 11, 2021 (7 weeks)
  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Online via Zoom (Zoom links will be emailed out by 6pm the day prior to each class)

Investment: $80

It is Gaden Samten Ling’s policy that no one should be turned away due to lack of funds. If you feel you would benefit from this course but are unable to register for financial reason, please contact Gillian at [email protected] 

For more information on this course or any of the courses, retreats, and events at Gaden Samten Ling, please see our web site at or contact our office at [email protected]

Thank you for your continued support of Gaden Samten Ling. We look forward to seeing you online on January 28th!

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