One month Lam Rim retreat in two cycles
The first cycle will be guided by Venerable Rene Feusi
The second cycle will be guided by Venerable Tenzin Gendun and Venerable Gyaltsen
We are delighted to announce that venerable Rene Feusi will come back to Nalanda monastery for another summer to guide a lam-rim retreat!
“During this contemplative retreat, we will develop mindfulness of our everyday thoughts and emotions and use Shantideva's wisdom to heal the unhealthy mental states. We will also train in a loving and compassionate outlook on life which will help us to give it a higher purpose. And finally we will explore what lies beyond appearances and intuit the beauty of our fundamental nature.”
Ven. Rene Feusi
The universe exists for us only when we experience it with the body or with the mind. It is nowhere else, it is always in the here and now, and the exploration of this here and now is the only way in which we can explore the world. Unless we explore this inner world, we can never know reality; we will just know our intellectual conceptions and opinions about it.
Commentary on Bodhichitta (Bodhichittavivarana)
In September last year His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a two-days teaching in Strasbourg on Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhichitta (Skt. Bodhichittavivarana). His Holiness praised this text, saying that studying it had greatly improved his own understanding of emptiness, and that this was the experience of many of his friends as well. He urged the audience to further study the text and contemplate its meaning. Therefore, Nalanda monastery is very happy to offer a cycle of teachings on this precious text, beginning from February this year.
Everyone is welcome !