For those of you who had the fortune of attending Lama Marut's teachings on emptiness last week, you heard him emphasize that we as spiritual practitioners must develop the wisdom that understands the world comes from us, not at us. And these projections are driven by our karma. We as beings are totally changeable, with infinite potential, and by extension, so is the world for each of us. We just have to learn how to "work the karma."
In this 'Dharma Essentials' discussion class, we will explore the marriage of karma and emptiness, focusing on the karma side of things. For the course readings, Lama Marut has selected verses from two classic works: Treasure House of Knowledge (Abhidharmakosha) by Master Vasubandhu (350 AD), and a commentary on this work, Illumination of the Path to Freedom, by Gyalwa Gendun Drup, His Holiness the First Dalai Lama (1391-1474). If you were excited by the possibilities suggested by the emptiness teachings last week, then you will find the karmic techniques presented here to be a practical starting point for realizing the full potential of your spiritual life.
Description: Dharma Essentials - How Karma Works
Dates: Mondays in February (Feb 2, 9, 16, 23)
Time: 7.30p - 9.30p
Cost: Free (donations for handouts and venue welcome)
20A Smith St, 2/f
The location is a shophouse and you go upstairs to reach 20A -- if you get lost, give Alvin a call on 9138 5438
Discussion leader: Alvin Lee
RSVP: please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Alvin Lee -- Alvin has been a student of Buddhism and yoga philosophy since 1999. He has studied in New York and California with Ven. Sumati Marut, Geshe Michael Roach, and the late Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tharchin. Alvin relocated to Singapore in 2002, and has helped lead several dharma discussion groups and retreats.