Vigilant Awareness: Guarding the Treasure of Our Mind (Part 4)
March 16 – April 20, 2023
Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:45 PM MST
In-Person & Zoom
Spiritual Director Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe welcomes new and returning students to join him for a continuation of our Buddhist philosophy course, Vigilant Awareness: Guarding the Treasure of your Mind, beginning Thursday, March 16, 2023.
No prerequisites required! It’s not necessary for you to have attended the previous courses in this series in order for you to benefit from this one.
Drawing on the wisdom of numerous Buddhist masters, Kushok will continue his detailed commentary 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. This course will focus on Chapter 5, where we learn the importance of vigilant awareness, or introspection, in protecting our Bodhichitta morality and positive mind. Introspection is one of the 3 tools of the mind that aid both our practice on the cushion, and our positive attitudes and actions in our daily life. Developing awareness will help us to follow through with what we’ve learned, and make progress on the path of taming our mind.
Now more than ever, there is a need for compassion and loving kindness in the world. 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 Dhamchöe.
No pre-requisite is required. Everyone is welcome.
The course fee is $85 CAD.
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 reasons, please contact Gillian at [email protected].
Refund Policy: An individual may receive a refund, less a $15 administration fee, if they request the refund from the Society Office by email, before 2:00 PM the day after the first class.
Please register by Friday, March 10. The Zoom link will be sent by Monday, March 13.
This course will be held at the Alberta Centre for Peace and Meditation, 11403-101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5G 2A9. Students are welcome to attend in person or online via Zoom.
For your convenience, all registered students will receive the Zoom link to the course. Members will have access to class recordings. Not a member? Join today!
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We are using Zoom meetings to provide the Teachings and events online. We are recording these Zoom livestream events as videos. We may offer these videos online through our Membership Portal.
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HEALTH & SAFETY:
Please note that we will be abiding by the current provincial guidelines regarding masking and physical distancing requirements. If you are feeling unwell, we kindly ask that you attend class virtually and join us in-person when you are not symptomatic.