Mon, Jun 19|
Emptiness and The Inner Source of Unhappiness: Training in Ultimate Bodhichitta
Meditation classes with teachings by modern Buddhist teacher Fariba Homesley
Time & Location
Jun 19, 7:00 PM – Jun 20, 7:00 PM
Davidson, 907 Barra Row suite 202, Davidson, NC 28036, USA
About the event
“We are like travelers in a desert who exhaust themselves running after mirages, or like someone walking down a road at night mistaking the shadows of the trees for criminals or wild animals waiting to attack.” - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Modern Buddhism
Emptiness is the way things really are. It is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear. Emptiness is not nothingness, and it is not just emptying our mind of all thoughts. Realizing emptiness is the method to release our mind from the ignorance of self-grasping. As the great Yogi Saraha said, “If your mind is released permanently from self-grasping, there is no doubt that you will be released permanently from suffering.” This is because the result of grasping tightly at appearances is that we develop self-cherishing, attachment, hatred, jealousy and other delusions, our mind becomes agitated and unbalanced, and our peace of mind is destroyed.
These classes will introduce emptiness in a practical way, applying an understanding of emptiness to our fears and exaggerations about ourself, others, and the things around us.
Recommended reading: Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Free download here - https://tharpa.com/us/modern-buddhism-812.html
June 6 - Seeing Through the Illusion: What is Emptiness?
June 13 - Living Lightly: A Simple Training in Ultimate Bodhicitta
June 20 - Special Class: Meditation Techniques Part 1
June 27 - Special Class: Meditation Techniques Part 2