Friday, 24 November until Sunday, 26 November 7:30pm - 12:30pm iCal | Google Calendar4953 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Taming the Wild Elephant Mind: Special Thanksgiving Course with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy spiritual director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher of the International Kadampa Retreat Center – Grand Canyon.
About the Weekend:
Do you ever feel that your mind is like a wild elephant? Do you find that your thoughts bounce back and forth between distracting ideas and feelings without much direction or control? This is a normal experience in modern society. If we do not develop mindfulness, there will be nothing to keep our wild elephant mind from running back and forth in its customary, uncontrolled manner between objects of attachment, anger, jealousy and so forth.
The great Indian Buddhist master Shantideva reminds us that if we let a wild elephant loose in a populated area it will cause massive destruction, but the uncontrolled wild mind can cause much more harm than such a crazed beast.
However, if we take the rope of mindfulness and tie our elephant mind securely to the post of virtue, all of our fears will swiftly come to an end.
In this very special weekend event, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa will explain some of the essential mind training techniques taught by Buddha, giving us the tools we need to experience the mental freedom and joy that we all long for.
Friday, November 24
7:30-9pm Introductory Talk
Saturday, November 25
5:30-7pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja
Sunday, November 26
2pm Heart Jewel
Full weekend: $60
Early Registration: $50 (Register by October 24)
Friday only $12
Saturday only $45
Sunday only $15