Three Principal Aspects of the Path: part 2 | Sat 2 Nov | 10am - 4.30pm | Morden | Gen Kelsang Gomchen
The Supreme Good Heart, Bodhichitta
Sat 2nd November| Day Course | 10am – 4:30pm
“The moment we develop Bodhichitta we will become a Son or Daughter of the Buddha’s and we will soon become a Buddha. How Wonderful!”
– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, The Mirror of Dharma
This day course will explore the second of The Three Principle Paths that lead to the state of enlightenment, the supreme good heart known as Bodhichitta.
Bodhichitta is a great compassionate mind that spontaneously seeks enlightenment in order to liberate all living beings from suffering permanently. The moment we develop this supreme good heart, we enter the path to enlightenment and accumulate good fortune even while relaxing!
Gen Gomchen will guide us step by step through the five stages of developing Bodhichitta that is revealed by Je Tsongkhapa in The Three Principal Aspects of the Path and its commentary in The Mirror of Dharma.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Gen Kelsang Gomchen is a qualified Kadampa practitioner and teacher of Kadampa Buddhism who has taught widely throughout the UK. He has received extensive teachings of both Sutra and Tantra including the empowerments of Highest Yoga Tantra from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has completed an intensive Special Teacher Training Programme with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, and engaged sincerely in meditation retreats on both Sutra and Tantra.
Gen Gomchen is known for his ability to inspire others through sincere practice and to present the deeper meanings of Venerable-Geshe-la’s books in a way that is practical and relevant to all who listen.
This course is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced meditators.
What will each session consist of?
Each session will include a combination of teachings and guided meditations with an opportunity to ask questions at the end and socialize with like-minded people during the break time.
Do I need to bring anything or wear anything special?
No. All sessions will take place on chairs but there are optional cushions if you prefer to sit cross-legged. You don’t need to bring anything else with you, but some people like to take notes during the session, so feel free to bring a paper and pen.
What if I’m new to this?
Everyone is welcome to participate in this course and will benefit both new and experienced people alike. Our reception staff will happily recommend some follow on reading or classes after the course if you are interested.
Contact email@example.com and we will happily help you with your query.