Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation

Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damcho

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  Cairns 10 – 12 May 2013

Friday Night 7.30pm Public Talk TBA

Cost $15 and $10 members/concession.

No Bookings required

Weekend Teachings on “Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation”

These teachings will be over a two weekend period, the first one in May the second teachings on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September.

“Stages of meditation” by Kamalashila is an ancient meditation text book that influenced the meditation practices over a thousand years. It is a written by a ninth century Indian scholar and meditator Kamalashila. Here are some of the things that Khenpo will be covering in the teachings:

Equanimity, Loving-kindness, Compassion, Bodhicitta, Calm abiding, Special insight, Selflessness, Nature of mind, Analysis with wisdom, Nature of Phenomena.

Acarya Kamalashila says: “Motivated by compassion, those aspiring to Enlightenment should make an affirmation to work for the betterment of all sentient beings. There is a very definite reason why we should establish correct motivation and a suitable state of mind before engaging in meditation. By willfully doing so, we turn away from our natural self-centeredness; we begin to focus on love for others. If this is done consistently, it implies a very great change within ourselves. But we have to approach this with determination; we have to really want to love others.”

Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe has been a monk for over 35 years and has been teaching in Australia and overseas for over 15 years, he studied and taught at Sakya College and has a wide knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and practice.  For more information about Khenpo and his centre in Sydney you can visit their website on:  www.drogmi.org

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One thought on “Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation

  1. This is for the benefit of Cairns’ residents.

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