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Foundation of Buddhist Practice

November 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - November 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm PDT

Ven. Chodron with the His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Ven. Chodron teaches on the relationship with a spiritual mentor from The Foundation of Buddhist Practice,  the second volume of “The Library of Compassion and Wisdom” series, co-written with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The book and the course offer a rare opportunity to delve into important aspects of Buddhist philosophy.

The course includes two teachings daily, structured group discussions, and time for study. Recommended preparation: read the book before you come. You can also watch the series of 14 teachings given last year on the first three chapters of the book.

This is the second installment of Ven. Chodron’s discourse on The Foundation of Buddhist Practice, picking up where she left off last year, beginning with an examination of “Conceptual and Nonconceptual Consciousness” (page 69.) The book then teaches extensively on “Choosing Spiritual Mentors and Becoming a Qualified Disciple,” followed by a chapter that discusses “Relying on a Spiritual Mentor.”

Venerable Chodron goes through the book slowly, giving a line by line commentary. This will be a multi-year series of teachings.

Like all Abbey programs, the The Foundation of Buddhist Practice course is offered on a donation basis. An offering and registration form are requested to reserve your place for the retreat.

Arrive by 4:00 on Friday, November 1. Course ends Friday, November 8.

For more information, email the office or call 509-447-5549

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Newport, WA 99156 United States
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