with Gen Kelsang Suma
What is conscientiousness? It is the part of our mind that cherishes what is virtuous, and whose job is to guard the mind from delusion and non-virtue. . On this day retreat we will meditate on conscientiousness, inspired by Shantideva’s advice from Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.
Before becoming a Dharma practitioner, Geshe Ben Gungyal led a harmful life and his mind was filled with negativity. On hearing Buddha’s teachings, he resolved to keep a close watch over his mind, carefully examining all his thoughts with complete honesty. By conscientiously guarding his mind, this Tibetan of old grew to be a very pure and holy being. “Why can we not do the same?” is a question our Teacher is asking us today.
This day retreat is most suitable for those who already have some experience of Buddha’s teachings. However, everyone is welcome to come.
Session 1…..9:30 – 10: 30 am
Session 2…..11:00 – 12 noon
Session 3…..2:00 – 3:00 pm
Session 4…..3:30 – 4:30 pm
“The early Kadampas used to say that those who wish to lead a virtuous life need to do only two things: harm their delusions as much as possible and benefit others as much as possible.” (Geshe Kelsang Gyatso)