with Geshe Thubten Sherab
Most people understand that states of mind such as anger, attachment and jealousy have a negative impact on our peace of mind and quality of life. We really suffer when our minds are under the influence of disturbing emotions and often feel there is nothing we can do to change our experience except to indulge in worldly pleasures, such as shopping, eating and going out with friends.
While these do bring temporary pleasure, relying on them for happiness can wear thin or even stop working. So what do we do then? On this one day course with Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Thubten Sherab, we will explore an alternative way to find happiness by relying on the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. We will look at what each of the ‘Three Jewels’ mean and how they support and guide us to create the ‘inner refuge’ of happiness and peace within our own mind. We will also look at why taking refuge in the Three Jewels does not mean giving up the things we enjoy, but changing our reliance on them as a reliable source of happiness, and how refuge is an active process of developing our wisdom, compassion and experience of life. Suitable for those with a basic understanding of Buddhism and anyone who would like to receive teachings from this highly regarded teacher and Buddhist monk.
Suggested donation: £25.
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 make a donation at the start of a class or by clicking the My Donate button on the right.
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About the teacher:
Geshe Thubten Sherab was born in 1967 in Nepal and entered Kopan Monastery outside Kathmandu at age nine. He completed his Geshe degree at Sera Je Monastic University in South India. Geshe Sherab teaches in English and over the last decade, he has taught Buddhist philosophy and practice all over the world.