Tibetan Buddhism for Westerners - An Introduction with Arnaud Maitland

The Tibetan Buddhist teachings are literally for everyone. They go beyond cultural boundaries and touch the root of each human beings consciousness. They provide a structure for human development and how to make the most of the opportunities we have in our life. Join us as we discuss the following of Tibetan Buddhist themes and explore how they might relate to our daily lives. 

These introductory talks are for people interested in learning the basic foundations of Tibetan Buddhism.

 

Tibetan Buddhism for Westerners – Part I
-          Introduction
-          Two entry ways into Buddhism - Suffering and Recognition
-          The Buddhist Path – Seeing and Acting
-          Awakening your Potential
-          Honesty and Fear
-          The ‘I’
 
Tibetan Buddhism for Westerners – Part II
-          Turning the Wheel of the Dharma
-          The Yanas -paths
-          Perception
-          Impermanence
-          Mind
-          Three Jewels; Buddha, Dharma, Sangha
 
Tibetan Buddhism for Westerners – Part III
-          The Buddha and Inquiry
-          Love, compassion, joy, equanimity
-          Karma
-          Taking Responsibility
 
Tibetan Buddhism for Westerners – Part IV
-          Preciousness of Human Life
-          Emotions
-          Three Levels of Tension
-          Duality within Mind
-          Ocean of Energy
-          Taking Refuge
 
Tibetan Buddhism for Westerners – Part V– Stupas
-          The stupa as a symbol and as a beacon
-          The Eight Great Stupas
-          Offerings
-          Practices – Visualization, Circumambulation



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