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Netherlands: Wisdom in Difficult Times

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - April 15 @ 12:00 pm UTC+1

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Wisdom in Difficult Times: The Buddha’s Advice for Leadership in Our Time

A public talk with Ven. Thubten Chodron

Friday, April 13: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

A society’s quality depends – among other things – on the quality of people in positions of power. This was the case in the time of the Buddha, and it still is. What qualities are important to cultivate in our positions as leaders, managers, teachers, politicians, doctors, and parents? Through the advice that the famous Indian philosopher Nagarjuna (ca. 200 CE) gave to his king and patron in Garland of Advice to a King, Thubten Chödron will show how this ancient wisdom is still relevant and important in these modern times.

Please register in advance.

Thubten Chödron teaches in clear and easy to understand English. For those who wish, simultaneous translation into Dutch is available. If you want headphones, please indicate this on the registration form.

Wisdom for Everyday Life: How Happiness and Fear Originate in Our Minds

A weekend retreat with Ven. Thubten Chodron

Saturday, April 14: 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, April 15: 10:00am – 12:00pm

At the core of the Buddhist philosophy is the concept of ‘emptiness’, the understanding that nothing exists in and of itself. The famous Indian philosopher Nagarjuna investigated the happiness and suffering in his time, and came to this liberating insight. But how can this view help us now to be happier in everyday life, and to live with less fear?

This weekend, Thubten Chödron will help us explore what makes us experience something as pleasant or unpleasant, how feelings of happiness and fear arise and turn into their opposites, and whether what we call ‘happiness’ is lasting. Her clear and accessible way of teaching will help us discover – through explanation, as well as through meditation – how an insight into the deeper nature of existence can open our minds.

The teachings will be based on the book Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness, which Thubten Chödron wrote based on Khensur Jampa Tegchog’s teachings on Nagarjuna’s text Garland of Advice to a King.

Please register in advance.

Thubten Chödron teaches in clear and easy to understand English. For those who wish, simultaneous translation into Dutch is available. If you want headphones, please indicate this on the registration form.

Venue

Jewel Heart Centrum Nijmegen
Hatertseveldweg 284, 6532 XX
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Phone:
+31 24 322 6985
Website:
http://www.jewelheart.nl/en/

Organizer

Jewel Heart Centrum Nijmegen
Phone:
+31 24 322 6985
Email:
info@jewelheart.nl
Website:
http://www.jewelheart.nl/en/