MONDAY NIGHTS Presented
by Ashvini Shekhar
Monday Nights From 8.00 pm
Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation
The ultimate purpose of the Buddhist view, practice and meditation is to lead us to Enlightenment in order to benefit others. Everyone has the potential for Enlightenment but not necessarily the inclination or ability in this life. Luckily Buddhism isn’t just for yogis. It can also help us, ordinary people, in our everyday life. Karma, equanimity, mindfulness and Bodhicitta are profound Buddhist practices. Hearing, contemplating, and meditating on the Buddha’s teachings, can help us live a better life, with less noise and confusion in our minds. By lessening the ego grasping, developing a discerning mind, and expanding our compassion. We become less concerned and critical of others and become more open and understanding. Sessions will run for one hour and include guided meditations, a talk, and time for questions.
While our teachers kindly volunteer their time for these teachings and do not take any payment, there is a suggested facility fee of $5. This fee goes towards the general running of our centre.
MEDITATIONS for Modern Minds
This book is a collection of insightful Monday night Introduction to Buddhism teachings at Tara Institute in 2022, which also include step-by-step meditations and some Q&A sessions. Each author has also written a compelling personal introduction before their teaching on how meditation and buddhism has helped them navigate the ups and downs of life.
These are unique teachings in that they are given by experienced and engaging teachers who can clearly talk about the wisdom found in ancient Buddhist teachings and apply it to modern life.
MEMBERSHIP & SUPPORT
This enables the Tara Institute community to support the dharma and allow us all to receive precious teachings from Venerable Geshe Doga and Geshe Lobsang
Lama Zopa said: My point here is for you to understand what we are doing and what you are helping with. This is so that you can rejoice. It really is unbelievable, incredible, what you are helping with, and this creates so much benefit for the world and for sentient beings. This actually creates the cause to liberate so many beings. This is an incredible opportunity for you to rejoice, and if you rejoice and then dedicate the merits, it is amazing.