The following events take place at the Center|
441 Woodworth Ave - Missoula
Anyone is welcome to attend any of our programs.
Looking around us, we can see the world needs our compassion, love, and skillful means now more than ever. Chenresig, or Avalokiteshvara, is the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Join us Mondays in January for a regular Chenrezig sadhana practice, dedicated to generating greater love and equanimity for the benefit of the world and all sentient beings. While it is helpful to have some background in Buddhist practice and meditation to benefit the most from this practice, all are welcome to attend.
Meditations on Compassion
When the Dalai Lama was forced to go into exile in 1959, he could take only a few items with him. Among these cherished belongings was his copy of Tsong-kha-pa’s classic text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.
In 2008, celebrating the long-awaited completion of the English-language translation of The Great Treatise, the Dalai Lama gave a historic six-day teaching at Lehigh University to explain the meaning of this classic text and to underscore its importance. It is the longest teaching that he has ever given to Westerners on just one text, and Westerners have never before had the opportunity to receive such a complete teaching that encompasses the totality of the Buddhist path from the Dalai Lama. From Here to Enlightenment makes the teachings from this momentous event available for a wider audience.
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Led by Deanna Sheriff
Suggested Donation $5
These activities are open and free to the public. (Donations are gratefully accepted and recommended for visiting Teachers and retreats.) Osel Shen Phen Ling operates completely on donations; it is only through generosity that we are able to offer courses and bring visiting teachers to Missoula.