WEB Course starting on June 26 - Fridays from 19:00 to 20:30
< With Yalin Li for 10 weeks until August 28 >
Live online from the meditation room at the Paramita Center in Montreal !
🙏 Understanding our Emotions 🙏
The word emotion as it is used in English has no exact equivalent in the Tibetan language. The Tibetan word used to define emotion could be literally translated as "effervescence of the energetic wind and the spirit". We could therefore define an emotion as the happy or unhappy effervescence of the power of the union of a subtle energetic wind in motion and a mental factor.
INSTRUCTIONS: This online conference is a new initiative due to the current health situation. A particularly important subject to face positively adversity at this time.
- Online access will be simple and easy. The unique access codes will be sent by email to those registered on the morning of June 25.
- We will use the ZOOM site for this training because it is simple and easy to use with a very interactive and dynamic aspect. Take the time to register and familiarize yourself a little before June 26.
- If you do not receive the email for the connection, it is sometimes a question of checking spam, but you can also send an SMS to +33 643784409 to receive the access information.
- There will be no special software to install to listen to the conference.
- Registration is payable to listen to the conference to help our Center during this difficult time.
- Yalin will use the book Lama Samten's book < Happiness from Day to Day >. So you can read it to get ready if you already have it. Otherwise, this meditation book is available in our online store for € 15 which will be very useful later as a reference so as not to forget the training and to deepen it.
- Free online activities are being planned in the short term via our Youtube Channel and Facebook Pages including Bouddha Bouddhisme Meditation in French or English at Paramita Centre Toronto.
- A full online training program will soon be available on meditation and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy in French, English and Spanish.
- Several WEB conferences on the program with the Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Samten and the Canadian Buddhist monk Jason Simard.
TICKETS : You will receive an order confirmation email after you register online. It is important to check not to make spelling errors in your email when validating your participation in the checkout. You will see another email on the morning of June 25 for connection to the course.
An excellent opportunity with this introductory course to understand the emotions with the teacher Ya Lin from Québec. You will appreciate the quality of the teaching and the simplicity and joy for life of Ya Lin who will take great care to present all the elements so that your project of finding more happiness through your practice of meditation is a short and successful long-term.
Why care about emotions?
Because everyone desires joy and wishes to avoid unhappiness and these two states come from our emotions. Emotions are of two types : positive or negative. We should be vigilant when negative emotions are born in us, which is not to say that we should abandon them. Indeed, these can be seen as experiences by ordinary beings and they can even be transformed into positive nature by extraordinary beings.
For example, an extraordinary being will be able to experience happiness through desire-attachment. He can turn aversion into love. He will use suffering to generate compassion, etc. Each negative emotion can be transformed into positive nature. However, the majority of ordinary people will not only be able to bring desire-attachment or aversion to the path of happiness, but negative emotions will lead them to infinite suffering.
An extraordinary being differs from an ordinary being in the sense that it has the wisdom that realizes the real nature of phenomena. To possess this wisdom implies an achievement in which the mode of appearance and the mode of existence of all phenomena, gross and subtle, agree. Wisdom is knowledge that distinguishes the causes of happiness from the causes of suffering.
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Paramita courses are < uniques > and < suitables > for the general public because there is no need to become a Buddhist (meditation is universal and the important thing is to understand). They are part of a large teaching program at the Paramita Center of the Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Samten. This program is based on the teachings of the Ganden Jangtse monastic university of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India but <more simply harmonized> for Westerners like us. The courses on meditation of mental calm, on emotions and Lamrim are offered in 5 days for the introduction and the same for the deepening courses, accessible for beginners, intermediates or advanced people. These courses cover all of the Buddha's teachings on the subject of mental calm meditation and Buddhist philosophy and will be of great help to us every day for an easier and happier life.
* The Paramita Center in Paris (Petit Nalanda in Haute-Marne) is a non-profit association (just like the other Paramita Centers in the world) and all the money goes to preserving and sharing the teachings of the Buddha through books of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy but also workshops, conferences or training activities. Also our precious project of a Center for Training, Studies and Reflections on the Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy in France in order to offer activities with accommodation.
Ya-Lin is from the Buddhist culture in Taiwan. From a young age, she was inspired by a slogan written on the door of her primary school: "The foundation of happiness is the altruistic attitude" This sentence lives on it continuously until today! It was finally after arriving in Canada that she came to understand how to put it into practice after meeting the teachings of Buddhist philosophy with Lama Samten, a Tibetan monk, and her student Buddhist monk Jason Simard. For many years now, she has been interested in, studying and practicing meditation and the values of Buddhist philosophy. She loves to teach with enthusiasm this wisdom-filled philosophy, which brings joy, courage and confidence in these modern times too often focused on the essentials of life : finding inner happiness.
Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy
Our present world was born Buddhism about 2550 years ago. Indeed, it was at this moment that Shakyamuni Buddha, who had come to teach in the sacred land of India, appeared. In his immense goodness, he shared with the beings, in all impartiality, the teachings of the three baskets (vinaya, sutra and abhidharma). These instructions respectively allow the practice of the three higher practices of ethics, concentration and wisdom. By his many teachings, the Buddha was able to adapt to the needs, motivations and capacities of each of his disciples.
These teachings were passed on to Maitreya and Manjoushri, respectively to Asanga and Nagarjuna, who passed them on to the two learned lamas, Serlingpa (Suvarnadvipi-Dharmakirti of the Golden Islands) and Rikpékouyouk (Vidyakokila the Elder). These two lineages of teaching, named respectively of the vast practice and the deep sight, were afterwards united in the person of the Indian master Atisha Dipamkara. The latter transmitted them to Tibet splendidly during the last 17 years of his life, knowing how to adapt them to the Tibetan people in order to facilitate their understanding. He transmitted them to his main spiritual son Dromtonpa. These teachings were then kept intact by an unbroken lineage of masters such as the Dalai Lama to the pioneer Lama Tsongkhapa, founder of an excellent tradition presenting the instructions on mental calmness and penetrating vision still very much alive in our time.
It is usually said that all the Buddha's teachings are aimed at attaining enlightenment through the practice of two kinds of meditations: concentration meditation and analytical meditation. The first is aimed at achieving mental calm (samatha), while providing
Calm abiding is the state of mind which pacifies itself by remaining concentrated in a point internally. After having obtained it, it is possible to give birth to penetrating vision : a wisdom discerning each of the phenomena, combined with the bliss of the meditative flexibility induced by the power of analysis.
Calm abiding is therefore the temporary cessation of the delusions of the mind. By calming the mind, it becomes clear. This allows a deep analysis, by penetrating vision, which can definitively eliminate the very root of these disturbances.
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