We may find concepts like enlightenment or liberation that refer to some sort of perfected state difficult to understand and relate to our daily life experiences. The Buddha has skilfully overcome this hurdle by making use of metaphors in his teaching, referring to the causes of suffering as fires, floods, knots, and so on. The freedom from suffering will then be the quenching of flames, the crossing of floods, the untying of knots, and so on. What might be some of these heart-knots that constrict our living, how are they formed, and how can we loosen them through our spiritual practice?
Date: Friday 20 July
Cost: $30/$27 VI members or $108/$95 VI members as a package with Workshop: Meditations for untangling out heart-knots of suffering.
About the Teacher
Wai Cheong Kok has been teaching meditation and Buddhism since 1996. He completed the first 7-year Masters program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Italy in 2004. From 2006-2015, he has served as a senior resident teacher at Vajrayana Institute, a Tibetan Buddhist Centre affiliated to the Foundation for Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in Sydney, Australia. He has a special interest in making available the benefits of meditation to a wider audience.