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A Buddhist Confession Practice Online

With Shastri Steve Gleich

November 22 - 29, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020, 2:00 p.m. Atlantic  and
Sunday, November 29, 2020, 2:00 p.m. Atlantic

Price $35.00 CAD or pay what you can

(Generosity policy applies to this course.  Contact us at [email protected])

“Four practices are the best of methods” (Slogan 15) from Atisha’s Lojong, or mind-training, teachings offers a path for learning from our mistakes, our misdeeds, and our harmful conduct. The traditional practice of the Four Powers is part of the Mahayana path, and therefore appropriate for many practitioners.

The essence of the practice is fearless reflection on one’s own unskillful actions. This process begins with invoking the Buddhas and bodhisattvas as examples and witnesses and ends with open meditation. Personally, I have found the Four Powers very useful in looking at my own actions with clarity and curiosity. These two sessions will offer background on this cycle of practices, instruction, guided practice and conversation on the Four Powers. It will be helpful to continue the practice during the week between class sessions.

Suggested for participants:  Refuge vow, familiarity with and practice of peaceful abiding meditation. If you want to prepare in advance, read Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron, or The Practice of Lojong by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche.

Leader

Shastri Steve Gleich
Shastri Steve Gleich feels very fortunate to have received teachings from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and their senior students and to have been in the Shambhala Buddhist world since 1982. He is now retired from 30+ years career in psychology and mental health and 10+ years career as woodworker. He has been married to Lilly for 38 years, and they are now living in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. He continues to volunteer with Dorje Denma Ling, Tatamagouche Shambhala Meditation Group, Dorje Kasung Land Group, and the local food bank.
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