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The Two Truths – With With Ven. Michael Yeshe
Tuesday, 22. October 2019
Location : Main Gompa
Nagarjuna statue at Root Institute
Our statue of Nagarjuna – great sage who propounded the Buddha's Middle Way teachings

Topic

The two truths – conventional and ultimate – are profound subjects in Buddhist Middle Way philosophy. These teachings will introduce the topic in a very approachable way suitable for beginners with an interest in Buddhist philosphy.

While the conventional truth of a being migrating through cyclic existence is impermanence and suffering, the ultimate truth of such a being is selflessness and emptiness, and these are the keys to liberation and nirvana.

This ultimate truth of the mind of migratory beings is not different from the ultimate truth of the fully enlightened Buddha's mind, therefore this truth in relation to limited beings is referred to as Buddha nature.

At the beginning, these subjects are quite challenging but, with discussion, analysis and contemplation, the two truths can be understood as complementary, not contradictory, and mutually dependent.

Teacher

This one-day course will be taught by Ven. Michael Yeshe, a Western monk who was raised from childhood at Kopan Monastery in Nepal, and is a disciple of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Schedule

Thu 22 Oct   
6:45 am Morning meditation
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Teachings with Ven. Michael
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Teachings with Ven. Michael
12:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Teachings with Ven. Michael
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Sunset Yoga
5:15 pm Break
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Questions and answers with with Ven. Michael  

Please note: This schedule is subject to change.