Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

BOOK DISCUSSION (Missoula): Mind Training Teachings in "The Great Path of Awakening" by Jamgon Kongtrul

The third in a series of discussions on the topic of the Tibetan tradition of mind training, as outlined in "The Great Path of Awakening," the classic text by Jamgon Kongtrul.
 
Today's topics:
 

- Review of what we covered in the last sessions
 
- Discussion of mind training slogans, beginning where we left off at the end of the last session
 
Discussion followed by brown-bag lunch. There is no cost but donations to defray expenses will be gratefully received. We will continue our discussion of the text on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

BOOK DISCUSSION (Missoula): Mind Training Teachings in "The Great Path of Awakening" by Jamgon Kongtrul

The second in a series of discussions on the topic of the Tibetan tradition of mind training, as outlined in "The Great Path of Awakening," the classic text by Jamgon Kongtrul.
 
Today's topics:
 
- Review of what we covered in the last session
 
- Discussion of mind training slogans, including number 9: "Use sayings to train in all forms of activity," number 10: "Begin the sequence of training with yourself," and number 11: "When evil fills the world and its inhabitants, change adverse conditions into the path of awakening."
 
Discussion followed by brown-bag lunch. There is no cost but donations to defray expenses will be gratefully received. We will continue our discussion of the text on Saturday, December 16.

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Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

BOOK DISCUSSION (Missoula): Mind Training Teachings in "The Great Path of Awakening" by Jamgon Kongtrul

The first in a series of discussions on the topic of the Tibetan tradition of mind training, as outlined in "The Great Path of Awakening," the classic text by Jamgon Kongtrul.
 
Today's topics:
 
- Overview of the history of the tradition, from the source of the transmission of these techniques to their subsequent role in the practice lineages of Tibetan Buddhism
 
- Discussion of the need for mind training in meditative practice
 
- Exploration of the actual instructions of the text, beginning with a review of the preliminary practices (known as "The Four Thoughts That Turn One's Mind to Spiritual Life", which have been covered in depth during previous discussions) and proceeding to the actual practice (known as the "Trainings in Bodhichitta", or mind training slogans). 
 
Today's discussion will cover the mind training slogans up through number 7, "Sending and taking" (tonglen).
 
Discussion followed by brown-bag lunch. There is no cost but donations to defray expenses will be gratefully received. We will continue our discussion of the text on Saturday, November 18.

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Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

THIRD SATURDAY EVENT (Missoula): Meditation and teacher interviews

10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Meditation period
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Brown-bag lunch and fellowship
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Meditation period

Please drop in for part or all of a meditation period.  Sitting and walking meditation will be available.  Private interviews with David Curtis will be happening during the meditation sessions.  A sign-up sheet for the open interview times will be available during Monday night class. 

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