Venerable Khenpo Ngawang Damcho
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