Khenpo Choejor has kindly offered to give teachings on the 6 Paramitas @ Dorje Ling Center.
Khenpo Choejor will be teaching us both this Friday ( Friday the 13th!) as well as Friday Nov 20. Both evenings are at 7:30 pm.
Below is a small explanation of the importance of this practice for us.
Paramita is a Sanskrit term, which means perfection – perfection in attitude, action and practice. The accomplishment of these perfections will result in the achievement of the ultimate perfection of wisdom that is enlightenment. Enlightenment is perfect discrimination. It is perfect wisdom that discriminates everything clearly and precisely without any distortion. To discriminate, means to understand through one ’s own seeing, and wisdom.
At the moment, our mind perceives and follows everything in a tainted way. While we are here in samsara, our perception and actions are inevitably influenced by the many conditions that hold our mind. Nevertheless, we feel, that how we think, or how we act, is perfectly normal.
There is nothing wrong and so we follow in all our usual ways. In fact, we think there is no other way. This is why it is important to train in the Six Paramitas because the training allows us to see a different way, and a better way. It reveals to us how the conditions of samsara obscure the mind. Moreover, it also happens to be the most direct way to develop and apply Bodhicitta, while we are on the Bodhisattva Path.
This Sunday is also a very auspicious day so I am including this info for you.
*Lhabab Düchen, is one of the four major festivals commemorating four events in the life of the Buddha. According to Tibetan traditions; Lhabab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the 9th month of the Tibetan calendar.
This Buddhist festival is celebrated to observe the descent of Buddha from Tushita heaven back to earth at the urging of Maugalyayana. Buddha returned to earth by means of a special triple ladder prepared by Visawakarma, the god of machines.
*It is particularly auspicious that any merit accumulated on this day is multiplied 100,000 times.
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