Spiritual programme

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Introduction to Buddhism – Karma: Cause & Effect – With Geshe Rabga
From Friday, 29. November 2019
To Thursday, 5. December 2019
Location : Main gompa
Central motif of the Buddhist Wheel of Life
Central motif of the Buddhist Wheel of Life
(Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Piero Sirianni.)
This symbolises that mental afflictions & karma are the root of our problems, and shows our capacity for change, negative or positive.

This course will cover the topic of karma: the law of cause and effect. Karma is principally the intention behind our actions of body, speech and mind which, if not purified, reach fruition as our experiences.

It will be led by our resident geshe, Geshe Ngawang Rabga, who teaches in Tibetan and will be supported by our experienced English translator.

The course will include:

  • teachings,
  • meditations and
  • discussions.

From beginningless samsaric lifetimes, we have been experiencing suffering numberless times due to the ignorance of karma. If we don’t try to remove the ignorance of karma this time, when we have received a perfect human rebirth, we will have to experience samsaric suffering by circling around in samsara endlessly, due to ignorance of karma. We will continuously create negative karma with that ignorance. It is necessary to fully understand each single action – whether it is positive or negative; how it is negative and how it is positive.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

 

Schedule

Fri 29 Nov Welcome to Root Institute
4:00 pm Introduction to course by Spiritual Programme Coordinator (SPC)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening Meditation
Sat 30 Nov to Wed 4 Dec  
6:45 am Morning meditation
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Teachings with Geshe-la
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Teachings with Geshe-la
12:00 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Discussion groups
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Teachings with Geshe-la & questions and answers
5:00 pm Break
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening meditation
Thu 5 Dec  
6:45 am Morning meditation
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Teachings with Geshe-la
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Teachings with Geshe-la
12:00 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Discussion groups
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Last teachings with Geshe-la

Please note: This schedule is subject to change.