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Seeking Refuge   Ven. Losang Monlam

The practice that differentiates the Buddhist from those who follow other philosophies is that of refuge. Taking refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, ie the Three Jewels, and committing to work for more than this life is the first step on the road to enlightenment. What is the spirit with which we make this committment? What is and what isn't refuge? When are we ready to take formal refuge? Learn what is meant by the Three Jewels, what it means to take refuge in them and the essential practices and committments of refuge. Discuss the lay vows and their role in enhancing spiritual growth. Discover how these pledges help you truly engage in the path to enlightenment.

      

Developing Bodhicitta  Ven. Losang Monlam

The compassionate heart of Buddhism. All levels. Share in this wonderful opportunity to generate the beautiful mind of loving kindness, compassion and the all-encompassing heart of bodhicitta.

The mind of bodhicitta, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others, is known to be the heart of Buddha's teachings. This class explores techniques and skillful means to inspire us to attain enlightenment with this wish to benefit others. Clear meditation instruction is provided to enable us to develop our innate qualities of loving kindness and compassion.