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First Thursday Public Talks
Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim
On the first Thursday of each month--exceptions will be noticed here--Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim gives a dharma talk that is open to the public on a variety of buddhist topics. The talks are held at the Nalanda Dharma Center begin at 7:00 PM.
Buddhist Ethics and Purification Practice
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Geshe Jamyang will teach on the extremely important practice of ethical behavior, which is a foundational aspect of living as a Buddhist. No serious development of meditation, compassion or wisdom can occur without this foundation.
Buddhist teachings and practices are classically divided into "three baskets" (tripitaka). The baskets are: living ethically, cultivating mindfulness and awareness (through meditation), and developing insight into the true nature of things (wisdom). Some observers of Buddhism in the West have noted that Buddhism is often seen as just meditation. That's only part of the Buddhist path. Don't miss this chance to expand your knowledge of the ethical element on the Buddhist path.
Future Topics of First Thursday Teachings in 2014
- April 3, 7 PM: Preliminary Practices: importance and actual practice
- May 1, 7 PM: Bodhicitta and its Practice
- October 2, 7 PM: Preparing for End of Life
- November 6, 7 PM: Guiding the Mind, Services after Death
- December 4, 7 PM: Dedication of Merit Practices