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Changing our Lives by Changing our Minds: The Eight Verses of Training the Mind

with Jampa Jaffe

It could be said that “Eight Verses for Training the Mind” contains the entire essence of the Buddha’s teaching in a distinct form. —His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Composed by the Buddhist master Langri Tangpa (1054-1123), “Eight Verses for Training the Mind” enshrines the very heart of Dharma, revealing the true essence of the Mahayana path to liberation. As we practice these teachings in daily life, we train our mind to embrace reality in wholesome, compassionate and wise ways. These essential practices help us purify negativities and awaken our hearts and minds by giving us the means to transform adversity and hardship into opportunities to flourish. In this way, rather than perceiving difficult people or adverse circumstances in our lives as an obstacle, tragedy, or punishment, we now meet these experiences with deep compassion, wisdom and skill, using them as the actual path to awakening.

Suitable for new as well as older students.

Dates & time: Part 1 – Saturday 2 September

Part 2 – Saturday 4 November; both days 10am-4pm

Cost: $90/$80 VI member

Lunch is offered for this course. For catering purposes please register online.






About the teacher

Also known as Jampa Gendun, Jampa has been teaching Buddhism for over 20 years. American by birth, he was a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for 17 years and studied for over 14 years in India at the Tibetan Library of Works and Archives and the Buddhist School of Dialectics. He spent one year in Thailand, studying and meditating in the Theravada tradition, and in 2005 completed a solitary one-year retreat in Spain. He has been the resident teacher at Buddha House, South Australia and the teaching assistant in the first FPMT Masters Program for Buddhist Studies in Italy.




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