New FPMT Pilot Program!
Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Centre
has extended an invitation to our dharma community to participate in some amazing online offerings (with GREAT teachers!) that we are delighted to share with you.
The Three Principal Aspects of the Path
with Thubten Pende
Second Sunday of the month
11:00am – 12:30pm
March 14, 2021 April 11
May 9 June 13
Lama Tsongkhapa’s special guru, Manjushri, provided this instruction to him. It is the quintessence of all advice on what we need to focus on in our practice to realize our optimum potential, buddhahood.
Pende will discuss at length the three principal aspects: renunciation, the spirit of enlightenment (bodhicitta), and the correct view.
Here is a link to the Internet Archive posting of the first two teachings if you would like to listen again or catch up for the next class.
Tubten Pende is a practicing Buddhist since 1972 when he was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism in India. Pende was included in the first wave of the FPMT’s Western Buddhist teachers. He was the coordinator of the Geshe Studies Program at Manjushri Institute, England; spiritual program coordinator, director, and later resident teacher at Nalanda Monastery, France; and an FPMT International Office Education Services program developer of the Masters Program at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy. He is interested in the effective application of Buddhist theory and practice in the daily life of ordinary people.
Introduction to Contemplative Practice:
The Four Immeasurable Thoughts
with Ven. Thubten Khadro
Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
March 24 – April 21, 2021
All times are PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
This series will include meditations to settle, calm and quiet the mind and contemplative meditations to open the heart. For the latter, we will use the Four Immeasurable Thoughts of Equanimity, Loving/Kindness, Compassion and Joy.
Venerable Thubten Khadro was born in Venezuela of European parents, emigrated to New Zealand in 2004, and has led courses/retreats in New Zealand, Australia, Colombia, India, Nepal and Germany. She is currently the resident teacher at Mahamudra Center in New Zealand, is studying an online Master Programme in Buddhist Philosophy, has done many solo retreats and for some months of the year lives in semi-retreat at Lawudo, a hermitage in the Himalayas, Nepal. She is a Buddhist Chaplain, a FPMT registered teacher, and has served in various FPMT Center
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Teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Those interested may watch the live webcast of the teachings and listen to them in Tibetan, English, Chinese and other languages on the official websites and Facebook pages of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.