Sat, Oct 14|
Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina
How to Train the Mind: Medicine Buddha and The Eleven Reversals
A Buddhist meditation retreat for everyone with teachings by special guest teacher Gen Kelsang Demo, Midwestern US National Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher of KMC Washington DC
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM EDT
Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina, 528 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
About the event
10-11:15am Session 1
11:45am-1pm Session 2
2:30-3:45pm Session 3
4:15-5:15pm Special Medicine Buddha Prayer
“The indication of having trained is reversal.” - Geshe Chekhawa (1102-1176), Training the Mind in Seven Points
When the world is pervaded entirely by problems and dangers due to uncontrolled minds and inappropriate actions, one of the most important practices is that of Medicine Buddha.
In these teachings there is the rare opportunity to examine our Lamrim practice through the lens of the eleven reversals. These teachings come from the Lojong tradition of training the mind and help us to measure how well we are progressing in our practice by examining how much our ordinary behavior and attitudes are reversed.
By applying the teachings on the eleven reversals to our own mind, and through relying on Medicine Buddha, we can free our mind from the inner poison of the delusions that are the root of all suffering. We will then be in a position to help others through healing actions.
The teachings are open to everyone and are suitable for beginners.
Gen Kelsang Demo is the Midwestern US National Spiritual Director and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years and has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since 1998.
Gen Demo is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.
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