All Events https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/ Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend - with Lama Zangmo - FULLY BOOKED https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/nagarjunas-letter-to-a-friend-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-02-06 <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna wrote his celebrated text</span> <span class="il">Letter</span> to a <span class="il">Friend</span> as a gift of advice to a South Indian king, and it has since become a monument in the Indian shastra tradition. Despite its short length (123 verses), it covers the entire Mahayana path.</span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">The instructions combine a practical approach to daily conduct for both the lay householder and the ordained, with an explanation of the different stages leading to enlightenment. It has been a source of </span></span><span style="color: #222222;">scriptural authority </span><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; color: #333333;">for many of Tibet’s greatest scholars over time. </span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">It is an ideal guide to understand the Buddhist teachings and to apply the teachings to our lives with clarity and wisdom.</span></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Lama Zangmo will give this online course over a 5 months period with a weekly talk on Saturdays at 4pm – 4.45pm. It is possible the course may run for longer. The classes are short to enable people to attend even when unexpected life events crop up. </span></span><span style="color: #222222;">When booking it is essential to commit to attending all the classes. </span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">The course is suitable for anyone with a familiarity with Buddhism who wishes to study and learn more. It is not for total beginners.</span></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><em><strong>To join this course you must <a href="mailto:ksdlondon@samye.org">email the office</a> no later than Thursday 4th February.</strong></em><br/></span></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin: 6pt 0cm; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="color: #333333; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2020 11:53:07 +0000 https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/nagarjunas-letter-to-a-friend-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-02-06 Online Death Cafe https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/death-cafe/?date=2021-05-23 <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">You are invited to attend an online Death Cafe on Sunday 23rd May from 5.00 - 6.00 pm</span></p> <h4><span style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold;">What is a Death Cafe?</span></h4> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. On this occasion we sit at virtual tables, in breakout rooms, with 5 people on each table facilitated by a member of the KSDL Bardo Group. The Death cafe is an opportunity to explore your unheard views on death and to listen and delight in the views of others on the same subject. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group and is not a grief support or counselling session.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Our Death Cafes are always offered:</span></p> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> On a not for profit basis</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> In an accessible, respectful and confidential space</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!</span></li> </ul><p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic;">Please note, there are only 15 places available. If you would like to join us, please register your interest by </span><a style="font-size: 12px; color: #0000ff; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="mailto:kitty_dcosta@hotmail.co.uk" target="_blank">emailing Kitty D'Costa</a><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic;"> who will get in touch with you.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic;"><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;">Important: As places are limited, please make sure to cancel your booking if you are unable to attend, so that we can allocate your place to someone on the waiting list. </span></span></p> Sun, 02 May 2021 14:52:44 +0100 https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/death-cafe/?date=2021-05-23 Saga Dawa Buddha's Enlightenment and Parinirvana - Chenrezik Practice Day https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/saga-dawa-buddhas-enlightenment-and-parinirvana-chenrezik-practice-day/?date=2021-05-26 <div class="text-container galileo-ap-content-editor"> <div> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">You are invited to join us online for a day of Chenrezig practice on Wednesday 26th May from 10.30 am - 3.30 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Saka Dawa Duchen is one of the four wheel days when we celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death (parinirvana) of the Buddha Shakyamuni. The Saka Dawa observations take place in the fourth Tibetan month and is a day where the result of our actions is more powerful.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">As part of our 10 million Manis commitment (see below) we will have a Chenrezig Practice Day dedicated to all those who have died and are dying, those who are ill and suffering and to all sentient beings that they may find peace and happiness. We will accumulate Mani mantras throughout the day and include an evening Medicine Buddha puja at 7pm.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Anyone is welcome to join us </span><a style="font-size: 12px; color: #0000ff; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; text-decoration: underline;" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8U97BrNM0Wct3llIRSmEFg" target="_blank">on our YouTube Channel</a><span style="font-size: 12px;"> for all or some of the sessions during the day. The full programme will go up on the website nearer the time.</span></p> </div> </div> Sun, 02 May 2021 14:58:07 +0100 https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/saga-dawa-buddhas-enlightenment-and-parinirvana-chenrezik-practice-day/?date=2021-05-26 Impermanence, Death and Dying, with Lama Zangmo https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/impermanence-death-and-dying-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-06-06 <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">This 8 week course, running on Sundays from 6th June - 25th July, 4.00 - 5.00 pm, will cover teachings on impermanence, death and dying and the intermediate states called Bardos, with emphasis on putting the teachings into effective practice during this life. The teachings will focus on how to live a meaningful life and how to have a good death. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The course will be based on the text by Karma Lingpa called The Root Verses on the Six Bardos. A copy of the text will be provided at the beginning of the course.</span></p> <h4><span style="font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold;">Requirements for attendance</span></h4> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;">In order for the course to be of the most benefit, those attending are required to have taken refuge, or at the very least to have the intention to take refuge when the next opportunity arises.</span><span style="font-size: 16px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: black; font-style: italic; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold;">It is also a requirement to be committed to attend all the classes from the start till the end of the course.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><em><strong>To book or enquire about this course please <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="mailto:ksdlondon@samye.org" target="_blank">contact the office</a>. </strong></em></p> <h4><em><strong>PLEASE NOTE - Bookings close on 1<sup>st</sup> June.</strong></em></h4> <p><span style="font-size: 16px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px; color: black; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </span></p> Sun, 02 May 2021 15:10:32 +0100 https://www.london.samye.org/programme/all-events/impermanence-death-and-dying-with-lama-zangmo/?date=2021-06-06