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THE EIGHT VERSES OF MIND TRAINING

with Ven. Tenzin Namjong

over two evenings at the little Bangkok Center,
Ekkamai, 
7-8:30pm
Weds. 13 & Thrs. 14 January 2016


Overview:

Two evenings on a short and sharp classic Mahayana Text. With Ven. Tenzin Namjong, from Hawaii, ordained in the Tibetan lineage.

Two part teaching :

  • Wednesday 13th January and
  • Thursday 14th January

Both evenings from 7-8:30pm. At the little Bangkok Meditation Studio, Ekkamai
There is no charge and no need to book in advance.


 The Topic:

The essence of Mahayana Buddhism is bodhicitta, the altruistic wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings. The Lojong or “Mind Training” genre of Buddhist practice literature is concerned with cultivating this great compassion and love that extends to all living beings. It overcomes self-cherishing so that true bodhicitta can be developed.

One such lojong text, “The Eight Verses of Mind Training” by the great twelfth century Tibetan Master, Geshe Langri Tangpa, contains all of the essential points of Mahayana practice. Centuries of Buddhist meditation masters have recommended this text as an effective means to cultivate loving-kindness, compassion and bodhicitta.  This two session teaching will provide an opportunity for students of any experience level to develop familiarity in the key points of Mahayana Buddhist meditation.

The Speaker:

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Ven. Tenzin Namjong: Born and raised in Hawaii, Venerable Tenzin Namjong has been living in India for 11 Years. He had studied and trained in Zen and Theravadin traditions before embracing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University and is now in the tenth year of the Geshe (Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy) study program at Sera Je Monastery in Bylakuppe, India.  He is a registered teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), and teaches regularly in Bangalore, India.

Ven Namjonkg will be here with his teacher (who is not proficient in English) Ven. Geshe Chimey Tsering: Geshe-la fled his homeland of Tibet to come to India in 1986.  He graduated as a Geshe Lharampa  from Sera Je Monastery, finishing with the highest marks of his graduating class.  He went on to study Vajrayana Buddhism at Gyumed Tantric College in Hunsur, India.  He is now professor of Buddhist philosophy at Sera Je Monastic University.  He specializes in Madhyamika philosophy, Pramana and Abhidharma.

Location:

‘APARTMENTS’ Little Bangkok Meditation Centre is a 4 minute walk from Ekkamai BTS Station.

Enter Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63). Turn left into the second soi (lane). Bourbon street restaurant is on the corner. We’re the third building on the right, in the ‘APARTMENTS‘ building. Go up to the top floor. See the excellent map – it is very precise!

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Essence of Mahayana – The Eight Verses, with Ven. Tenzin Namjong — 3 Comments

  1. Hi, Please send me exact directions on how to get to your place. I can find BTS Ekamai, but what exit do I take ?
    I am very new in Bangkok, living here since the beginning of December, just about 3 weeks ! So I need need exact directions, which exit, left or right on how to get to your place. I am intested in late morning and afternoon functions. No evenings.

    Thanks
    Catherine

    • I don’t know the exit number. From the station you head West. Ekkamai road is practically under the BTS skytrain station, and you can clearly see Coffee Club on the corner.
      Walk 300 meters down Ekkamai road passing MK on the left. Then you turn left when you see Bourbon Street Pub and Restaurant. We are in the ‘APARTMENTS’ building, top floor.
      But note, this event is in the evening.
      Most of our events are evening events, but we finish early = always before 8:30pm.

      Keep an eye on the website for other events. Sometimes they are in the morning.

      • Thanks a lot, I appreciate your quick response. I am planning to attend.

        See you then, thanks again.

        Catherine