Posted by: francoish | March 8, 2010

Program in Hamburg June 2nd and 3rd

June, 2nd 2010, 20:00 – 22:30 h

THE FUTURE IS NOW – TOMORROW’S HAPPINESS IS CREATED TODAY
The law of cause and effect is one of the most fundamental principles of the Buddhist teachings.
The Buddha said that happiness and suffering are not determined by the outer world, but that it is our own consciousness which shapes reality.
The Buddha spoke about negative and neutral tendencies of the mind which in turn become the cause for the ways we speak and subsequently the way we act.
He warned against passivity and fatalism and encouraged his disciples to not leave their life to chance or outer circumstances, but to develop realistic visions for a better future.
By developing a positive and charitable orientation in daily life and by expressing it in the way we think and act, we contribute to lasting peace and happiness of both the individual and the community.
We are the key to our own future happiness.

June, 3rd 2010, 16:00 – 18:00 h
Universal responsibility – the world does not belong to us alone!
Buddhism emphasizes the interconnectedness and interdependence of all phenomena. Since birth we depend on the help and loving care of others.  We receive most of our natural resources like food and energy from people in faraway countries. Affluence in the Western world means poverty in less developed regions. It is of vital importance to the survival of the world at large that everyone recognizes the universal responsibility for the collective well-being and to actively contribute to it. The key to a happy future lies in our hands..

June, 3rd 2010, 20:00 – 22:30 h
GURU-RINPOCHE-INITIATION
Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) grew up as a foster son of an Indian king. He is one of the most significant founders of Tibetan Buddhism. In the 8th century he brought Buddhism to Tibet and the Himalayas where he was called Guru Rinpoche, “Precious teacher”. He is said to have defeated the powerful gods and demons of the traditional Bön religion which ruled the country, and integrated them as dharma protectors into the Buddhist teachings. Thus it became possible to found the first Buddhist monastery Samyé, to translate the first Buddhist texts from the Indian language and to ordain monks.
Guru Rinpoche was the first one to proclaim Tantric Buddhism which disappeared from India in the 12th century but which has been preserved and kept alive in Tibet.

The Guru Rinpoche initiation helps to overcome outer and inner obstacles. The ritual, which is in Tibetan, symbolically leads into the mandala, bestows blessings and connects to the powerful energy of Guru Rinpoche.

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Responses

  1. Does anyone know which Guru Rinpoche (initiation-empowerment,aspect. I will suspect Konchok Chidu.

  2. Meditation is a conscious effort to change how the mind works. The Pali word for meditation is ‘bhavana’ which means ‘to make grow’ or ‘to develop’


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