Awakening a Kind Heart, Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald), 30 mars – 1 april

Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald)

Originally from California, Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) began studying Buddhism with Tibetan lamas in Dharamsala, India, in 1973. She became a nun in Nepal the following year, and received full (bhikshuni) ordination in 1988. At the request of her teachers, she began teaching in 1980, and since then has been teaching Buddhism and meditation in various countries around the world, occasionally taking time off for personal retreats. She has been teaching at many places around the world, including one year (2015) in Israel as part of the faculty of the Human Spirit Program. (Bridging Buddhism and Psykoanalysis in Israel)
She served as resident teacher in Buddha House, Australia, for two years and in Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore for eleven years. She is a graduate of the Masters Program in Buddhist Studies in Sutra and Tantra, which she followed at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute in Italy from 2008-2013.

Ven. Khadro is the author of the bestselling book How To Meditate and she was resident teacher of the Center for Wisdom and Compassion in Copenhagen, Denmark from February 2016 until 2017. Presently she is teaching in Israel.

Awakening a Kind Heart

In this course we will learn about and meditate on “the four immeasurable thoughts”—loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These four mental states are essential qualities to be developed on the Buddhist path. They are also useful for anyone, Buddhist or not, because by cultivating them, we will be happier, healthier, and have better relationships with the other people in our life. Ven. Sangye Khadro will teach this course based on her book, Awakening the Kind Heart, published by Wisdom Publications. It will include talks, guided meditations, and times for discussion/questions and answers.

Friday, 30 March 18.30 – 20.30
Saturday, 31 March 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday, 1 April 10.00 – 17.00

Course fee: 650 kr members (750 kr non-members)
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Fee should be paid at least one week in advance to the PG of the Association 831 87 20-3
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The course will be taught in English.