Going for refuge and generating the enlightened mind
What does ‘going for refuge’ mean in the Buddhist context? When facing problems in our lives, we often experience the need to find relief from these difficulties. Some turn to various forms of therapy, etc., as a source of solace. However, from a Buddhist perspective, whereas these may be useful on a temporary basis, they cannot replace the undeceiving refuge of the three jewels (the Buddha, his teaching and the community of practitioners) and the ultimate refuge of knowing one’s own mind.
This weekend teaching will be the occasion to examine the various levels of ‘going for refuge’ in Buddhism, and to explore what this means concretely in our lives. We will also see how the practice of going for refuge opens the door to a vaster perspective, which is then further developed and implemented by generating the enlightened mind (bodhicitta), the altruistic attitude of compassionately striving for the benefit of all beings.
Time: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00
Price: 90 € for the weekend or 50 € per day (81 € for regular members, 72 € for donating members, 45 € for students/unemployed/retired)
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Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
Reference: Going for refuge
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