Entering the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life: Emptiness
with Andy Wistreich
Friday 2nd October, 6.30- 8.30pm, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October 10:30am-5pm
(Please note that if necessary this event will take place via Zoom)
‘Entering the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ by Shantideva, is one of the most famous of all Mahayana Buddhist texts. Practical, timeless, profound and even disturbing in places, within its verses can be found the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment based around the framework of the six perfections – generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiasm, meditation and wisdom.
Andy has been teaching this text over a series of weekends and this visit will continue his teaching on the ninth chapter on emptiness, understanding how to see things as they really are, and how they appear. This course is suitable for those with a basic knowledge of Buddhism.
Andy Wistreich was born in England in 1950 and spent most of his career in further education. During the eighties, he began to practise and later teach Buddhism, leading and undertaking retreats, and became a regular teacher at FPMT centres in the UK. He has co-ordinated the establishment of Land of Joy, the FPMT retreat centre in the UK, and a secular meditation class in Bristol and Taunton. His commitment to spreading the Buddha’s teachings is firmly based in his concern for the planet and the beings who share it. With his wife, Shan, he co-founded Saraswati Study Group in Somerset in 1992. He is registered with FPMT to teach up to Basic Programme level and to lead retreats. Andy has led numerous retreats on the Kalacakra practice in FPMT centres in England, France, Russia, USA, Spain and India. Andy has been practising Kalacakra since 1981, and is a co-founder of the International Kalacakra Network.
Suggested donation: £6 Friday evening, £25 per day for Saturday and Sunday