Buddhist centre offers teaching retreat

Sherab Chamma Ling, the Tibetan Bon Buddhist Centre, invites you to attend their first Weekend Teaching Retreat.

LAMA GESHE YONGDONG invites you to a Buddhist weekend teaching retreat Oct. 21 to 23.

LAMA GESHE YONGDONG invites you to a Buddhist weekend teaching retreat Oct. 21 to 23.

Sherab Chamma Ling, the Tibetan Bon Buddhist Centre, invites you to attend their first Weekend Teaching Retreat.

This will take place on the weekend of Oct. 21 to 23.

The topic The Six Lokas — Healing Meditations is taken from the Tibetan Bon Dzogchen text “Zhang-zhung Nyan-gyud, written in the eighth century.  These meditation practices use the methods of: mantra, visualization, and contemplation.

They are designed to remove obstacles for ourselves or for those going through the Bardo after death and are considered one of the most important purification meditations in the Bon Dzogchen tradition.

The primary purpose of the Loka meditations is to purify ignorance and the negative emotions that cause most of the suffering to ourselves and others.

The text teaches that all disturbing or negative emotions originate from the three root poisons of: ignorance, attachment and aversion. These roots are the sources that create the other harmful emotions of anger; greed; pride; and jealousy.

Even one single meditation session can give a taste of a new, improved identity; and when done regularly over time, the practice can bring a long-term change in our sense of self and our view of the world. Through repeated practice we become more experienced and will be able to recognize negative emotions as they occur.

Tibetan Lama Geshe YongDong, a master in the Tibetan Bon tradition, will share his knowledge, give transmission and guide participants in the practice of this ancient and precious teaching from the Yungdrung Bon.

The centre is capable of seating at least 30 comfortably. There are cushions and chairs available, two washrooms, kitchen, small library, and is in the heart of downtown Courtenay at 407A Fifth St. at England Avenue, with parking available.

The registration fee of $130 includes: teachings (approximately 12 hours), lunch on Saturday; tea and snacks for the weekend; and a lunch on Sunday at the completion of the teachings.

Registration can be completed by using either our website pay pal account or by cheque.

Please make cheques payable to Sherab Chamma Ling and mail to: Sherab Chamma Ling, 12 – 390 Cowichan Ave., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 7T4.

For PayPal payments, check www.sherabchammaling.com. There is a clickable box for the retreat which will take you to a page with detailed topic information and a clickable pay pal button.

Registration will be on a “first come, first served” basis and will not be complete until you have paid in full.

—Sherab Chamma Ling

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