Dear friends of the English/Swedish/Dutch dharma meeting group,
And everyone else who is interested.
Once again I have the pleasure to announce that we will have another chance to take part of Ven. Sungrab’s wonderful teachings! This time there will be two zoom meetings on the topic of :
Practicing the Six Paramitas
Dates: Aug 16 and Sept 20 (Tuesdays). Time : 20.00 – 21.45 (7- 8.45 pm BST)
An extra 15 min is added to the usual schedule. Then Ven Sungrab will read the Samanthabhadra prayer in English.
Paramita means: ”that which goes beyond ” (Sanskrit). It is traversion to the perfection of virtue. There are six (also ten) virtues as a basis of buddhist practice:
Wisdom/Pacifying, Generosity/Benevolence, Morality/Ethics, Patience/Tolerance,
Effort/Diligence, Concentration /Meditation.
In the perfect state these six are the enlightened accomplishments of the inner buddha nature. On the path to inner buddhahood, they are the sole practice of the bodhisattva vow: the aim to develop the perfect virtue for the benefit of all beings. And for us, beings dwelling in samsara, through practicing the six virtues we can realize the liberation from suffering and its causes. Also, it is a means to the accomplishment of the four limitlesses: love, compassion, joy and equanimity.
In these two meetings each participant is encouraged to bring in an example of a daily life hindrance/disturbance by sending an email in advance. (Send it to Sungrab at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Then Ven. Sungrab will discuss these examples on how we can apply the six virtues as antidotes. And will also explain the several levels and practical meaning of the six perfections.
Donation: 80 kr/gång ( 8 € / session* ) (*transfer in the usual manner to Ven. Sungrab)
For the swedish:
Sätt in / swisha till föreningen på
Plusgiro: 831 87 20-3
Swish: 123 018 21 21
The meetings will be recorded as usual and sent to each participant afterwards.
Please let me know if you can participate and I’ll send you the zoomlink.
I hope to see you then !
All the best,
Föreningen för tibetansk buddhism i Göteborg