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with Ven. Tenzin Gendun

Have you ever wondered where to start with Tibetan Buddhism? Or felt a bit overwhelmed by the range of teachings out there, and the strange words with meanings you don’t fully understand? Have you felt inspired to find out more by reading quotes from the Buddha, or seeing great Buddhist teachers like H.H. Dalai Lama work tirelessly for world peace?

In this public talk, Buddhist monk Ven. Tenzin Gendun will look at some simple steps you can take to deepen your understanding and start practicing the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual path.

Ven Gendun will explore the importance of patience on the path and how study and reflection can help us to understand the philosophical and spiritual ideas of Tibetan Buddhism. Some of the teachings on the mind and the nature of reality are very subtle and difficult to grasp and can take years before they start to really make sense. Others, such as equanimity and loving kindness from the ‘Lamrim’ teachings can be understood and applied straight away to make our minds more peaceful and our lives more balanced.

He will also look at how to start a simple meditation practice and why the practice of ethics is the foundation of the Buddhist spiritual path.

And finally Ven. Gendun will discuss the importance of finding a qualified teacher (Lama or guru) that is right for you as you progress on your spiritual journey.

The talk will take place at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds. All welcome. To book click on the book button above or email smile@jamyangleeds.co.uk

Suggested donation £6

Classes and talks 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 Venerable Tenzin Gendun:

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 halfway through the FPMT’s Masters Programme and he is well know for his extra-ordinary kindness, deep learning and profound love for the Dharma.