Teaching by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
Time & Location
About The Event
"For patience in samsāra brings such things
As beauty, health and good renown.
Its fruit is great longevity;
The vast contentment of a universal king."
In an ideal world, there would be no traffic jams, no rude cashiers, no lines at airports, or at the bank, no tantrum-throwing toddlers and bossy bosses. But life isn't perfect, at least not in the way we define perfection. And people aren't perfect either. Therefore, expecting it to run smoothly for our convenience and according to our schedules will just not happen.
So what should we do? Should we allow ourselves to get riled up every time somebody cuts the lane or slows down in front of our car? Should we get mad at the doctor for spending too much time with the patient ahead of us? Or, is cooling down and extending grace to ourselves and others in the immediate moment also an option?
Patience is the “gatekeeper” between the two worlds of our unconscious impulses and our conscious choices. It is a virtue essential in dealing with difficulties and difficult people. It allows us to be kind and forgiving; it creates the space for us to live our lives at our own pace, with freedom and joy. It is the ability to transcend major and minor irritations in our daily lives.
Please join us as our beloved and revered teacher, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo takes us through Patience, Chapter 6 of The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyāvatāra), by Ārya Shāntideva. She will skilfully show us the way to reframe our attitude towards discomfort, see clearly the complexity of a situation by putting things in perspective and develop tolerance.
A copy of the text will be made available to you at the venue. We will also have the book, The Way of the Bodhisattva available for purchase.
Contribution: Rs. 1000 (Payable at the venue. Includes lunch, tea, and snacks)
Your generosity will allow us to sponsor a large number of students who wish to attend these teachings as we feel no one should miss out.