Meditation Day in Exeter

Date 05/11/2022
Time 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Address

Wynards Lane Magdalen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4HU, United Kingdom

Description
Getting on the path and staying there: a meditation day exploring “Parting from the four attachments” by Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen

Practising the path can sometimes be a bit perplexing: 

How do I know if I am genuinely engaging with the Buddha’s teachings? How can I become aware if I am being side-tracked into some other aim other than liberation? What if I just try for my own personal liberation? How should wisdom be understood?

These are some of the questions explored during this meditation day on “Parting from the four attachments.”

On Saturday 5th November, we will be welcoming back to Exeter, David Armstrong, a long -standing student of Lama Jampa Thaye for a day of study and meditation at The Friends’ Meeting House( Wynards Lane, Magdalen Street, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4HU).

David will be taking us through a commentary on “Parting from the 4 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.

Sessions

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.

  • Please arrive by 9.45am for a 10.00am start
  • The day will be divided into four one four sessions: 10.00-11.00, 11.30-12.30, 1.30-2.30, 3.00-4.00
  • Please bring your refreshments including lunch
  • Facility Fee: £15 per day or £5 per session

We look forward to welcoming you to this teaching

Contact: exeter@dechen.org
(01392) 841904

Meditation Day in Exeter
Location

Friends Meeting House Exeter

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There should be limited parking on site but the cheapest parking is also at (10 min walk)
Cathedral & Quay, Lower Coombe Street, Devon, Exeter, EX1 1DX