Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies
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Date: 

Wed, October 10, 2018

Time: 

7:00 - 9:00 PM 

Event: 

Commentary on the Seven-Point Mind Training with Geshe Tenley

 

 

At the heart of the Seven-Point Mind Training lies the idea that the circumstances that life brings us, however difficult, are the raw material from which we create our own spiritual path and transformation. The central theme of the Seven-Point Mind Training is to make the liberating shift from the constricting solitude of self-centeredness to the warm kinship with others which occurs with the cultivation of cherishing others. This mind training is especially well-suited for those with a busy life. It helps us to reexamine our relationships—to family, friends, enemies, and strangers—and gradually transform our responses to whatever life throws our way.

Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1102–1176) was a prolific Kadampa Buddhist meditator and his text, the Seven-Point Mind Training, is revered as one of the most effective mind transformation teachings, explaining concise tools to transform adversity into the path to enlightenment.
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If you cannot make it to the Center, you are also welcome to participate from your home by watching the live broadcast online .
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Geshe Ngawang Tenley was born in 1969 and in 1989 began preparation to become a monk under the guidance of his uncle, Geshe Tsulga. He was ordained by the late Gyume Khensur Geshe Urgyen Tseten Rinpoche in 1990 and began the program of studies to become a geshe at Sera Je Monastery. During the course of his studies, he has received many teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as other highly qualified masters. In 1998, he received his full ordination (gelong) vows from His Holiness, and in November 2008, after eighteen years of rigorous studies, he completed his final exams to be conferred the geshe degree at Sera Je Monastery. He began teaching at Kurukulla Center in 2009, and was appointed the resident teacher by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2010 following the passing away of Geshe Tsulga. His cheerfulness and humility endear him to everyone he meets.

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