Humble Virtue or Arrogrant Pride?
with Gen Kelsang Zopa
DATES: Mondays, Feb 22 – Mar 29
TIME: 7.00 – 8.00pm
TEACHER: Gen Kelsang Zopa
COST: $10 per class (Free for members)
REGISTRATION: Register for each class separately using the individual class boxes below, or register for the entire 6-part series using the “REGISTER HERE” link.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Register for the first class or for the entire series no later than 7pm on Monday, Feb 22nd. Members please use the Member Links which operate up until the class finishes.
ON-DEMAND VIEWING: The same link registrants receive to watch live will allow on-demand viewing of the class or event anytime between 9am Tuesday morning and midnight on Thursday.
Due to strong attachment to our own views, we immediately experience the inner problem of unpleasant feelings when someone opposes them. This causes us to become angry, which leads to arguments and conflicts with others. All that happens is that we develop a highly distorted, self-important view of ourself, and an arrogant, disrespectful attitude towards others.
During this series, Gen Zopa will explore with us the advantages of humility and how it enables us to learn from everyone.
This series includes:
Living Beings Have No Faults ~ Feb 22
Everyone is Supremely Precious ~ Mar 1
The Disadvantages of Arrogant Pride ~ Mar 8
The Advantages of Being Humble ~ Mar 15
Gracefully Accepting Defeat ~ Mar 22
Saying ‘No’ with Compassion ~ Mar 29
Gen Kelsang Zopa
A Canadian Buddhist monk, Gen Zopa has been presenting the profound and practical teachings of the Buddhist path to enlightenment for over 25 years. Renowned for the clarity and depth of his teachings, his warmth and practicality bring to life the ancient art of meditation.
Minds such as love and kindness are based on reality and are an expression of our pure nature. Thus when we view others as kind we are seeing more clearly. ...
Nothing good comes from dwelling on our own qualities and others’ faults. We just develop a distorted view of ourself, and a disrespectful attitude towards others. ...
In general, we have little or no interest in being humble. Accomplished practitioners of training the mind are the complete opposite. ...
When someone harms or insults us, we can use love and not retaliate. This practice protects us from discouragement and unhappiness. ...
Often, we try to please others by 'going along' but there are times when it would be very unskilful to do this, such as when a person’s wishes are harmful and will lead to unnecessary suffering. ...
Q. Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?
Q. Do I need to have any experience?
Q. Do I need to book in advance?
You need to book online to attend. For Live-Streamed events, such as this one, registration or booking will remain open until the live class begins. The link you generate will allow you to attend the live class or (after 2 to 12 hours after the live class finishes) the video replay.
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?