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Opening The Heart : The healing power of the Four Immeasurable Practices and Tonglen meditation

Teacher: Ven. Chamtrul Rinpoche
Cost: 2 days’ accommodation + R350 surcharge
Dates: Friday 07 September 2018 - Sunday 09 September 2018

chamtrul rinpocheThe happiness of one depends on the happiness of all. Among the methods that the Buddha taught that enables one to experience happiness of mind and wholesome attitudes to all sentient beings are the Four Immeasurable Practices and Tonglen or 'giving and taking' meditation. The Four Immeasurables are Equanimity, Sympathetic Joy, Loving-Kindness and Compassion towards ourselves and others. These boundless states can replace more narrow states of mind like fear, miserliness, jealousy and anger. Tonglen or "Giving and Taking" meditation reverses our habitual self-cherishing as we take on the suffering of others and mentally give to them our happiness and merit. As the heart opens, there is the opportunity to experience more peace, love and joy and lay the foundations for Insight. Chamtrul Rinpoche will give detailed instruction on these methods with guided meditation.

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Chamtrul Rinpoche has taught for over 20 years to thousands of Tibetan monks and foreign students (monks, nuns and lay people), in Tibet, India and other countries. In the words of Rinpoche himself: “Teaching is what I do in this life. Wherever someone asks me to teach, I am there.”
More details on Chamtrul Rinpoche’s life can be found on Rinpoche’s offical site in the page “autobiography”.

For more information and for updates on Rinpoche’s teachings please visit https://safricachamtrulrinpoche.wordpress.com