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    Jun 1 | How to Rely on A Spiritual Guide

    Original price was: $35.00.Current price is: $30.00.
     
    Saturday Workshop with Resident Teacher Gen Jindak June 1:  10:00 am – 12:45 pm
    This morning workshop will include practical instruction and guided meditations on the very blessed and inspiring practice of Guru Yoga, or relying upon a Spiritual Guide.
    All schools of Buddhism agree that the practice of relying upon a spiritual guide, is the root of the spiritual path and the foundation of all spiritual attainments. We can understand this from our ordinary experiences. For example if we want to acquire special skills, become proficient at a particular sport, or learn to play a musical instrument well, we naturally seek a qualified teacher to instruct us. By following a teacher’s example and sincerely applying his or her instructions, eventually we accomplish our aim and become just like our teacher. If reliance upon a qualified teacher is necessary for mundane achievements, how much more necessary is it for spiritual attainments such as liberation and enlightenment? ~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Great Treasury of Merit
    By practicing the instructions given in the course, we will be able to quickly and easily purify negativity, accumulate a great deal of positive energy in our mind, and activate our potential for spiritual growth and realization.
    Just as in our ordinary education we need to rely upon the help of well-qualified teachers, so in the spiritual training that leads to full enlightenment we need to rely upon a well-qualified Spiritual Guide. ~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Joyful Path of Good Fortune

    Cost $35 ($30 by May 30)
    Std members $25 ($20 by May 30)
    Plus members free (register by May 30)
    (delicious vegetarian lunch provided)
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    June 15 | Death and Dying: The Buddhist Perspective

    Original price was: $35.00.Current price is: $30.00.
    Saturday Workshop with Resident Teacher Gen Jindak June 15:  10:00 am – 12:45 pm
    While we do not like to think about this, all of us will eventually have to face the loss of loved ones, as well as our own death. The Buddhist understanding of death and dying is enormously beneficial. In particular it will allow us to acknowledge our own impermanence and transform the truth of our death into a life-enhancing energy that will empower us to truly make the most of our lives, to live and die joyfully and meaningfully. In this morning workshop, Gen Jindak will explain the Buddhist perspective on death, how we can prepare ourself and how to help others who are dying.
    Cost $35 ($30 by June 13)
    Std members $25 ($20 by June 13)
    Plus members free (register by June 13)
    Includes a delicious vegetarian lunch