16-17 December 2023 (weekend)
Led by: Lama Rinchen. The study sessions are conducted in Polish.
Saturday at 10:30-11:30 a.m., 12:00-1:00 p.m., 3:00-4:00 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Sunday at 10:00-11:00 a.m., 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m.
In the spring of 2018 a six-year cycle of studies of classical Buddhist texts ended in Grabnik. Many new people asked to join the studies to systematise their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the Dharma. On the other hand, many of those who have completed the six-year study cycle also wanted to continue with this kind of detailed analysis of other texts.
To meet the expectations of both groups, Lama Rinchen has decided that in the autumn of 2018 we would begin the study of one of the most important classic texts of the Mahayana teachings, the "Guide to the Bodhisattva's way of Life" by Shantideva. It mainly comprises of timeless and very practical advice on what kind of motivation one should have, and how to follow this in carrying out the actions of everyday life. It also provides explanations on meditation and emptiness.
As the teachings contained in the "Guide to the Bodhisattva's way of Life" embrace the whole of the Dharma, this text can also be treated as a summary of the six-year studies that have taken place so far.
The existing format for the study group has changed. Although we continue to meet for one weekend a month, there is no mandatory attendance, which means that one is also able to participate in lectures as one is able to. However, the new material is based on previous teachings, so one will get much more benefit from taking part in the entire cycle of study than just in individual classes.
Registration deadline (and prepayment for meals) – till the 11th of December.
Registration can be completed by using the registration form. Please fill in the form also for any accompanying person not participating in the sessions.
All changes considering your stay should be submitted at least three days in advance.
Optionally, for those who will not be able to attend the seminar at our Centre, there will be non-public streaming. Registration can be completed by using the registration form. The link will be sent approximately one day in advance to the email address given while registering.
Our Buddhist Centre in Grabnik is maintained exclusively by donations, therefore each, even very symbolic, amount offered money is important and appreciated. Those who would like to support us, may do the donations via transfer to our bank account or with a use of a debit card (see: donate) or in cash at the Centre.
Suggested donation (meals not included):
one day - 80 PLN
full seminar - 160 PLN
Additional stay not during the seminar – 30 PLN per day
Children and accompanying persons not participating in the sessions – 30 PLN per day
All meals are vegetarian.
Suggested donation: breakfast 16 PLN, lunch 28 PLN, dinner 16 PLN (full board - 60 PLN)
Please bring your own mug.
Prepayment is not equivalent to registering for the seminar. Please remember to register!
We are not able to guarantee meals to those arriving unannounced.
- We cannot guarantee meals to those who do not register and make a donation on time.
- Meals are served at fixed hours (breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.).
- Please think your order through. There are no returns for ordered and not used meals, unless a resignation is submitted three days in advance.
GUIDE FOR PARTICIPANTS
In order to avoid misunderstandings and make the work of our team easier, please read the Guide for Participants which explains what to bring, where to stay, how to behave and more.
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