The Wheel of Life
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About The Event
Samsara is mind turned outwardly, lost in its projections;
Nirvana is mind turned inwardly, recognizing its nature.
– Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
It is our honour and privilege to invite you for a 2-day Seminar by the revered Buddhist nun and teacher, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on the Buddhist interpretation of the Wheel of Life.
Saṃsāra in Buddhism is the beginningless cycle of repeated birth, mundane existence and dying again. Samsara is considered to be dukkha, unsatisfactory and painful, perpetuated by desire and avidya (ignorance), and the resulting karma. To paraphrase Jetsunma, we are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won't be a prison any more.
In her inimitable style, Jetsunma will skillfully show us how our clinging to samsara is a recipe for suffering or dukkha. Please join us in this exploration.
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.
About the Teacher
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is one of the first westerners to be ordained as a nun in the Tibetan tradition. She is a brilliant teacher who is able to touch the hearts of many with her presence, her profound understanding of the Dharma, and its relevance and application in daily life. She is also a powerful voice for female Buddhist practitioners.
Jetsunma spent twelve years meditating in a cave in the Himalayas in the Lahaul region of North India, three of which were in solitary retreat. She founded the Dongyu Gatsal Nunnery in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh, at the behest of her teacher, His Eminence Khamtrul Rinpoche and with the blessings of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama.