Term July 7, 21, 28, August 11 and 18
These open-ended discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind. Participants learn how to pay attention to, identify and then unpack the thoughts that inform our emotions in day-to-day life and learn how to reconfigure them, rather than focusing on the event or person that triggered them. This is the key to success in Buddhist practice. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, “We can mold our mind into any shape we like.”
For tonight’s talk Geshe will speak about how to cultivate a mind that is able to give generously without attachment. He will discuss how we may misunderstand the teachings on generosity by thinking that if we don’t have a lot of material possessions or wealth to give away we can’t engage in acts of generosity and how in fact there are many ways to practice generosity wherever we are without depending no matter what our external conditions may be.
If you have a Dharma question you would like to ask Geshe-la, please send your question to Shankha at firstname.lastname@example.org.