|Time||10:30 am - 4:30 pm|
Sakya Buddhist Centre, 121 Sommerville Rd, Bristol, BS6 5BX, United Kingdom
We are delighted that Paul Rogers will return to the Bristol Sakya Centre this spring to lead another day of study and meditation on Sunday 2nd April 2023 [please note that there will be no Chenrezik puja on this day].
Paul is a long standing student of Lama Jampa Thaye and coordinator of our Exeter Buddhist Group, Sakya Namgyal Ling.
“Parting from the Four Attachments”
Paul will be taking us through a commentary on “Parting from the Four attachments” a renowned Sakya teaching that condenses the whole bodhisattva path into four lines.
The study and practice of this teaching is founded on a comprehensive and powerful system of contemplative meditations. Following the path from the beginning, it enables us to deal with progressively more subtle attachments that can become obstacles to liberation. Tackling these will help us to: set out on and authentically practise the Buddhist path, become aware of our relationship and responsibilities to sentient beings, and understand how we are to view phenomena in general.
This short but influential commentary on the attachments is by Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen, one of the founding Lamas of the Sakya tradition. He outlines these attachments as they are encountered by the practitioner on the path and how to deal with them; he also compassionately but clearly highlights the ways that attachment can manifest even in the core of dharma practice itself. By taking this teaching to heart we can always be in a position to check our own practice which makes it an indispensable resource for both newcomers and experienced practitioners alike.
Each session will involve sitting meditation, listening to a section of the teaching, and time for reflection and questions. The day will be ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of the Buddhist path. Copies of the of the text will be available on the day.
We look forward to welcoming you to this teaching