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Freedom From Suffering; Life & Death | Oct 6, 13, 20

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Freedom From Suffering & Its Causes

Life & Death

6, 13, 20 October In Person & Online

With Gen Kelsang Osung

When?

Tuesdays 7-8.15pm | 6, 13, 20 October

How the course is run

You can attend these classes either in person or online. If you sign up for an online class, a link will be sent to your email address 24 hours after the live class and will remain valid for seven days. As spaces are limited please make sure you book for in person classes!

About these classes

Buddha teaches that the cause of all of our suffering is our negative minds, or delusions, which can be condensed into three – the 3 root delusions of attachment, hatred and ignorance.  In this series of classes we will look at the 3 virtuous roots that oppose these delusions, the practices of non-attachment, non-hatred and non-ignorance; at how we can develop them and maintain them in our daily life and how we can ultimately, through training, free ourself from these causes of our suffering.

Venerable Geshe-la says in How to Transform Your Life:

“We should know that normally when ordinary people see things that are attractive or beautiful they develop attachment, when they see things that are unattractive or unpleasant they develop hatred, and when they see things that are neutral, neither attractive nor unattractive, they develop the ignorance of self-grasping. On the other hand, when those who engage in pure spiritual practice see things that are attractive or beautiful they develop and maintain non-attachment, when they see things that are unattractive or unpleasant they develop and maintain non-hatred, and when they see things that are neutral, neither attractive nor unattractive, they develop and maintain non-ignorance.”

The classes are based on the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and will continue in short 3 and 4 week series over the coming months.

We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet few of us have come to terms with this fact.

The teachings in this ongoing Tuesday evening meditation class series, will help us to live a happy and meaningful life, prepare for our death and also help others who are dying. In this way, instead of something to be feared or denied, death can become a positive experience.

“There is nothing more precious than our human life. Having been born as a human being we have immense freedom to accomplish almost anything we want. With so much freedom, we need to ask ourself what is the most meaningful way to use our life. What will make us truly happy? What will benefit others most? And when this life is over, what will help us then?” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, ‘Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully’

You don’t have to be Buddhist to benefit from the classes.  Everyone is welcome.

Freedom from suffering and its causes

October 6     Training in non-attachment
October 13   Training in non-hatred
October 20   Training in non-ignorance

Hard of Hearing Access

If you would like to receive subtitles for any of these classes, please email admin@meditateinscotland.org

Online classes

If you live closer to Edinburgh or Aberdeen please visit our sister centres for online classes in other parts of Scotland.

Price

£15 for 3 weeks (advance booking) | free for members | £7 per class drop in

This course is free for members, but members are still required to book.

In Person SOLD OUT
ONLINE BOOK NOW

About the teacher

Gen Kelsang Osung is the Resident Teacher at KMC Glasgow. She has been studying under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 25 years. A modern Buddhist nun, she is loved for her joyful and inspiring presentation of Buddha’s teachings, clearly close to her heart.

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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