Living Without Affliction: The True Practice of Patience
with Khentrul Rinpoche
Katog Vajra Ling, Westbrook, Connecticut
April 13 - 14, 2019
As we encounter adverse and unwanted circumstances in our lives and relationships, our inner thoughts and afflictive emotions buffet us about like the wind, causing us enormous suffering. We suffer because we lack the the skills needed to enable our minds to remain profoundly undisturbed in the face of change and challenge. As human beings, we have the innate potential to learn, develop, refine and perfect these skills explicitly revealed to us by the Indian saint Shantideva in his The Way of a Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara), one of the most revered poetic treasures of Buddhist literature. Shantideva teaches the way of compassion - the path of those bodhisattvas who, overwhelmed by the suffering of beings, explore the process of transformation and awakening in order to benefit all beings. Although composed in the 8th century, Shantideva’s methods and words of wisdom continue to remain vibrantly applicable to our experience in this modern age. Khentrul Rinpoche’s teaching will focus on the sixth chapter elucidating a practice called patient forbearance that reduces our mental afflictions. This wisdom combined with Khentrul Rinpoche’s keen insight into the western mind and our modern dilemmas is a wish-fulfilling jewel that enables us to make a difference in our lives and others.
|Times||Saturday and Sunday, 10am-12pm and 2-5pm|
|Location||Water's Edge Resort and Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
Info regarding lodging at Water's Edge
resort TBA on the Katog Vajra Ling website.
|Contact||Kathleen Hayes at Katog Vajra Ling or 203-641-3563|
|Cost||Suggested donation $55-75 per day or $110-150 for the weekend. This doesn't include donations to Khentrul Rinpoche and his translator.
* No one will be turned away for lack of funds
You can pay for the event online here.