My Dreams are My Teacher
with Gen Kelsang Zopa
DATES: Sundays, Feb 14 – Mar 21
TIME: 10.00 – 11.10am (includes Q&A)
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 10am on Sunday, Feb 14. 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 1pm Sunday and midnight on Wednesday.
“All my experiences in dreams teach me, that all my experiences when awake do not exist, thus for me all my dreams are the supreme instructions of my Guru.” ~Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
We find dreams fascinating and often wonder at their hidden meaning, but their deepest teaching is about the nature of reality. While we are asleep and dreaming we experience everything as real, with all our senses, but when we wake up we realize it was all an appearance to our dreaming mind. What about our waking world? What is the real nature of all those vivid experiences that disappear when we sleep.
In this series, Gen Zopa will explore Buddha’s explanation that all phenomena are like dreams.
NEW – Effective Feb 21st, each class will include a live question and answer session period at the end of the class, which will extend the time frame for 10 to 15 minutes.
This series includes:
Appearances are Deceiving ~ Feb 14
The Root of Delusions and Suffering ~ Feb 21
What is Emptiness? ~ Feb 28
All Phenomena are the Nature of My Mind ~ Mar 7
The Emptiness of Our I ~ Mar 14
How to Practise Emptiness in Daily Life ~ Mar 21
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.
Our mind is the nature of emptiness and all objects that appear to our mind are the nature of our mind. Gen Zopa will explain this in this class. ...
Even the object we grasp at most strongly, our self or "I", is empty of inherent existence. Gen Zopa will help us understand how this can be and what the implications are. ...
The objects we preceive in daily life are just like the objects in our dreams - they are both mere appearance. How can we use this understanding in daily life? ...
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. Typically for Live-Streamed classes registration stays open up until the class actually starts. You may then use the link you generate for both the live class and any video replay (which will be available 2 to 12 hours after the class ends).
Q. Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?