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DB Module 12: The Role of the Spiritual Teacher

with David Midgley and Lindsey Bushby

This DB module investigates the role of the teacher on the Spiritual Path.

Do we need a teacher to progress? How can we find one? What qualities should we look for in a teacher – and what qualities do students need?

How should we relate to a teacher for the greatest benefit in our spiritual life and what are the challenges of entering into a “guru – disciple” relationship? How can we overcome challenges skilfully?

Tuesdays: 18:30 – 20:00 from Tuesday 27 February to Tuesday 27 March (5 sessions)

Discovering Buddhism is ideal for those new to Buddhist philosophy and practise. Each module runs for 5 or 6 weeks and you can attend the whole module or just drop into individual classes. You don’t need to attend the whole module to deepen your understanding of different aspects of Buddhist philosophy and practice.

Drop in for individual sessions or book by emailing smile@jamyangleeds.co.uk . Suggested donation £6 per session.

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. You can donate at the start of a class or online by clicking the link on the right.

About the teacher: David Midgley

David Midgley studied philosophy at Manchester, Oxford and York from 1971 to 1985.  He met with Tibetan Buddhism in 1980, received his initiation from Lama Zopa Rinpoche a year later and began teaching Buddhism in 1995, under the guidance of Geshe Tashi Tsering.  In 1996 he founded Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, serving as its Director for five years and Assistant Director for a further four years, and for the last ten years has been a Trustee of the Centre.

In addition to teaching at Jamyang Leeds, he now also leads two other Buddhist groups, in York and Hull.