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with Ven. Tenzin Gendun

Compassion in Tibetan Buddhism is defined as the recognition of one own and other’s pain and discomfort, and the sincere wish for oneself and for others to be free from that suffering. We all have compassion on some level, but it’s often biased towards those we love and like.

In this teaching, Ven. Tenzin Gendun will explore what exactly is compassion and how can we cultivate and grow this beautiful, altruistic and caring mind.

Using techniques from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Ven. Gendun will show how we can increase our compassion to include even those we think we do not like, or care about at all! And if we can then mix that mind of compassion with an understanding of  ‘impermanence’ and ’emptiness’,  we have the powerful causes to develop our buddha potential all the way to enlightenment.

The teaching will include clear explanations of what impermanence and emptiness are in the context of Tibetan Buddhism, and how these realisations can be conjoined with the mind of compassion to create the most extraordinary and powerful minds in the universe!

“I believe that at every level of society – familial, tribal, national and international – the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.” HH Dalai Lama

To register for this teaching click on the ‘book button’ above or email smile@jamyangleeds.co.uk. 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 donate at the start of a class or online by clicking the link on the right.

About the Teacher:

Venerable Tenzin Gendun grew up in the UK and is a senior member of the ordained Sangha at Nalanda Monastery in France, where he has lived since 2000. Ven. Gendun met the Dharma in Dharamsala, India and received ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 10992. Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche asked him to support the FPMT centres in New Zealand, where he stayed for seven years. Ven.Gendun is half way through the FPMT’s Masters Programme and he is well know for his extra-ordinary kindness, deep learning and profound love for the Dharma.