Friday, 7 June 2013

Teachings on the Abhidharma: A Science of Mind.

Investigating how we create our reality through the Five Skandhas.

Sunday 7th July at 9.30am

Hilton Kilmainham Hotel, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8

Booking not necessary. Donations at the door will go to support Ringu Tulku’s various charity projects.

Creating chaos is the habit of an untrained mind. Teachings on the Abhidharma investigate the workings of the mind and human consciousness and explain how we come to develop a sense of 'self'. Using a commentary by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, 'The Gateway to Knowledge', [Vol 1], Ringu Tulku will explain  the Five Skhandas or Aggregates, which describe the ways we create our lived reality and relationship with the world.

The 'Tripitaka' or 'Three Baskets', is the name given to the entirety of the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, the first being the Sutras, or sermons; the second is the Vinaya, which gives the guidelines for personal conduct on the path to realisation.

These teachings on Abhidharma are the third level or 'Basket' and provide a scientific and philosophical discourse of the previous two. They are often considered to represent the psychology of Buddhism, and are as relevant to the evolution of contemporary society as they were over 2,500 years ago; addressing amongst other things the basis for best practise in education, relationship, environmental issues, and outlining how wisdom, compassion and mindfulness are crucial for the future of our civilisation.

These teachings will also be open to those who attend the Saturday public talk. 

Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 
Doors open 9 am for 9.30 am start
Lunch 12.30 - 2 pm
Close 4.30 pm

There will be coffee / tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.

Suggested donation €40 for the day.

Everyone is welcome to join Ringu Tulku for lunch at the Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham on the Sunday.

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