Awakening the Kind Heart
– The Tibetan Buddhist practice of the ‘Four Immeasurables’
with Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald)
6.30pm – 8.00pm
The Dalai Lama often says “my religion is kindness,” and that kindness is the basis for his vision of secular ethics. But how can we learn to be more kind?
Buddhism has a wealth of techniques, such as the Four Immeasurable thoughts: loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity to help us cultivate loving kindness in our hearts.
The four immeasurables—so called because we generate them towards an immeasurable number of sentient beings—are an integral part of Tibetan Buddhism. As thoughts/feelings they open our heart towards ourselves and others and are the forerunners of bodhicitta, the altruistic intention to seek enlightenment in order to benefit all sentient beings.
In this talk, Ven. Sangye Khadro will explain a simple and practical way to start to bringing these four positive attitudes into our daily life.
We expect this public talk to be popular. To book your place please use the ‘book an event’ button above or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The suggested donation is £6.
Classes are offered for free at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds so as many people as possible can benefit. We do not get grants and all donations go towards running the Centre and covering costs such as travel expenses for teachers. You can donate at the start of a class or online by clicking the link on the right.
About the teacher:
Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) was born in California, and took her first courses in Buddhism in Dharamsala, India in 1973. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1974. She has studied Buddhism with various teachers such as Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She began teaching in 1979, and since then has taught in many countries around the world. She was a resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, in Singapore, for 11 years. In 1988 Sangye Khadro took the full ordination (bhikshuni) vows.
She is the author of two books published by Wisdom Publications, How to Meditate, and Awakening the Kind Heart. She completed the Masters Program in Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa, Italy, in 2013. She is a faculty member of the Human Spirit Psychoanalytic-Buddhist Training Program in Israel, and was resident teacher at the Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen, Denmark from 2016-2017. Ven. Sangye’s books will be available to purchase on the evening.