Exploring Meditation

Exploring Meditation is the second module in the pilot FPMT intermediate program, Exploring Buddhism.
Exploring Meditation will introduce methods to bring about enduring positive changes through the practice of meditation. The course will explore the basic components and types of meditation, how to train in calm abiding [shamatha],  the stages in which different mental states are developed, and the four close applications of mindfulness.
We will as well cover how to organise a meditation session for your individual practice and for leading others in meditation.
This event is also offered over Zoom. Please RSVP below to be sent the Zoom meeting details.

Exploring Meditation

Exploring Meditation is the second module in the pilot FPMT intermediate program, Exploring Buddhism.
Exploring Meditation will introduce methods to bring about enduring positive changes through the practice of meditation. The course will explore the basic components and types of meditation, how to train in calm abiding [shamatha],  the stages in which different mental states are developed, and the four close applications of mindfulness.
We will as well cover how to organise a meditation session for your individual practice and for leading others in meditation.
Please RSVP to be sent the Zoom link to attend online.

Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

In this course, we investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. We will also look at the qualities of a teacher and of a student, how to avoid common mistakes and how to cultivate a teacher-student relationship for the greatest benefit in our spiritual practice. Presented by our resident teacher Venerable Chokyi.

This topic forms part of a larger structered structured curriculum developed by the FPMT called “discovering Buddhism”. Aimed specifically at newcomers to Buddhism, Discovering Buddhism has 13 modules. The modules are self-contained and can be taken in any order. Each module is taught over several sessions and ends with a “retreat”. The “retreat” is an intensive practical conclusion to the module and takes place over an entire day on a weekend (or over two days on a long weekend).

Venerable Chökyi teaches the Discovering Buddhism modules on Sundays (11.30am to 1pm). Discovering Buddhism can be taken as a formal program with accreditation. When you register for Discovering Buddhism at HBC, each week, you will receive the printed material. Discovering Buddhism is described in more detail on the FPMT website.

Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

In this course, we investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. We will also look at the qualities of a teacher and of a student, how to avoid common mistakes and how to cultivate a teacher-student relationship for the greatest benefit in our spiritual practice. Presented by our resident teacher Venerable Chokyi.

This topic forms part of a larger structered structured curriculum developed by the FPMT called “discovering Buddhism”. Aimed specifically at newcomers to Buddhism, Discovering Buddhism has 13 modules. The modules are self-contained and can be taken in any order. Each module is taught over several sessions and ends with a “retreat”. The “retreat” is an intensive practical conclusion to the module and takes place over an entire day on a weekend (or over two days on a long weekend).

Venerable Chökyi teaches the Discovering Buddhism modules on Sundays (11.30am to 1pm). Discovering Buddhism can be taken as a formal program with accreditation. When you register for Discovering Buddhism at HBC, each week, you will receive the printed material. Discovering Buddhism is described in more detail on the FPMT website.

Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

In this course, we investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. We will also look at the qualities of a teacher and of a student, how to avoid common mistakes and how to cultivate a teacher-student relationship for the greatest benefit in our spiritual practice. Presented by our resident teacher Venerable Chokyi.

This topic forms part of a larger structered structured curriculum developed by the FPMT called “discovering Buddhism”. Aimed specifically at newcomers to Buddhism, Discovering Buddhism has 13 modules. The modules are self-contained and can be taken in any order. Each module is taught over several sessions and ends with a “retreat”. The “retreat” is an intensive practical conclusion to the module and takes place over an entire day on a weekend (or over two days on a long weekend).

Venerable Chökyi teaches the Discovering Buddhism modules on Sundays (11.30am to 1pm). Discovering Buddhism can be taken as a formal program with accreditation. When you register for Discovering Buddhism at HBC, each week, you will receive the printed material. Discovering Buddhism is described in more detail on the FPMT website.

Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

In this course, we investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. We will also look at the qualities of a teacher and of a student, how to avoid common mistakes and how to cultivate a teacher-student relationship for the greatest benefit in our spiritual practice. Presented by our resident teacher Venerable Chokyi.

This topic forms part of a larger structered structured curriculum developed by the FPMT called “discovering Buddhism”. Aimed specifically at newcomers to Buddhism, Discovering Buddhism has 13 modules. The modules are self-contained and can be taken in any order. Each module is taught over several sessions and ends with a “retreat”. The “retreat” is an intensive practical conclusion to the module and takes place over an entire day on a weekend (or over two days on a long weekend).

Venerable Chökyi teaches the Discovering Buddhism modules on Sundays (11.30am to 1pm). Discovering Buddhism can be taken as a formal program with accreditation. When you register for Discovering Buddhism at HBC, each week, you will receive the printed material. Discovering Buddhism is described in more detail on the FPMT website.

Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

In this course, we investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. We will also look at the qualities of a teacher and of a student, how to avoid common mistakes and how to cultivate a teacher-student relationship for the greatest benefit in our spiritual practice. Presented by our resident teacher Venerable Chokyi.

This topic forms part of a larger structered structured curriculum developed by the FPMT called “discovering Buddhism”. Aimed specifically at newcomers to Buddhism, Discovering Buddhism has 13 modules. The modules are self-contained and can be taken in any order. Each module is taught over several sessions and ends with a “retreat”. The “retreat” is an intensive practical conclusion to the module and takes place over an entire day on a weekend (or over two days on a long weekend).

Venerable Chökyi teaches the Discovering Buddhism modules on Sundays (11.30am to 1pm). Discovering Buddhism can be taken as a formal program with accreditation. When you register for Discovering Buddhism at HBC, each week, you will receive the printed material. Discovering Buddhism is described in more detail on the FPMT website.

Discovering Buddhism: The Spiritual Teacher

In this course, we investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. We will also look at the qualities of a teacher and of a student, how to avoid common mistakes and how to cultivate a teacher-student relationship for the greatest benefit in our spiritual practice. Presented by our resident teacher Venerable Chokyi.

This topic forms part of a larger structered structured curriculum developed by the FPMT called “discovering Buddhism”. Aimed specifically at newcomers to Buddhism, Discovering Buddhism has 13 modules. The modules are self-contained and can be taken in any order. Each module is taught over several sessions and ends with a “retreat”. The “retreat” is an intensive practical conclusion to the module and takes place over an entire day on a weekend (or over two days on a long weekend).

Venerable Chökyi teaches the Discovering Buddhism modules on Sundays (11.30am to 1pm). Discovering Buddhism can be taken as a formal program with accreditation. When you register for Discovering Buddhism at HBC, each week, you will receive the printed material. Discovering Buddhism is described in more detail on the FPMT website.

Exploring Buddhism: Exploring the Mind

Over six modules we explore the important Buddhist philosophical topics related to the mind, the practice of meditation, the different presentation of truths, the structure of the Buddhist path, the training and transformation of our mind and thoughts, and the supporting practices of prayers and the special ngondro (preliminary practices) that are conditions for generating spiritual realisations. Special attention will be given to relate these concepts to our daily experiences to facilitate the integration of the Buddha’s teaching to help us find genuine joy and peace in our life.

Over 11 weeks, we explore the following topics.

What the Mind Is, Destructive and Constructive Emotions, Objects and Object-Possessors, Seven Types of Awarenesses, Conceptual and Non-Conceptual Consciousnesses, Main Minds and Mental Factors

Exploring Buddhism: Exploring the Mind

Over six modules we explore the important Buddhist philosophical topics related to the mind, the practice of meditation, the different presentation of truths, the structure of the Buddhist path, the training and transformation of our mind and thoughts, and the supporting practices of prayers and the special ngondro (preliminary practices) that are conditions for generating spiritual realisations. Special attention will be given to relate these concepts to our daily experiences to facilitate the integration of the Buddha’s teaching to help us find genuine joy and peace in our life.

Over 11 weeks, we explore the following topics.

What the Mind Is, Destructive and Constructive Emotions, Objects and Object-Possessors, Seven Types of Awarenesses, Conceptual and Non-Conceptual Consciousnesses, Main Minds and Mental Factors