Date of Visit: October 24, 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada – Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre
Topic: Long Life Initiation Ceremony
Ticket Information: www.dalailamatoronto2010.org
Teaching in Toronto, Canada on October 24: His Holiness will give a teaching on Geshe Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses of Training the Mind (lojong tsik gyema) organized by Tibetan Canadian Cultural Center. Contact Websites: www.tcccgc.org and www.dalailamatoronto2010.org
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Visit to Toronto Oct 2010:
-Public Talk: Oct. 22: Human Approaches to World Peace
-Inauguration Ceremony Oct. 23: Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre
-Tibetan Audience: Oct 23- Tibetan Audience with His Holiness.
No translations services provided.
-Teaching Oct. 24: Long Life Empowerment and Ceremony
Teaching on Eight Verses of Training the Mind (lojong tsik gyema)
On Sunday October 24, 2010 the following will take place at the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre:
Long Life Empowerment – Tsewang
Long Life Ceremony – Tenshug (Jointly sponsored by CTAO & Tsengdok Monastery, Vancouver)
Mind Training Teaching – Lojong
His Holiness will offer a Long Life Empowerment ~ Tsewang. An empowerment creates the necessary conditions for the development in us of the same qualities as the Buddha. This initiation is open to all, and can also be received by non-Buddhists as a blessing.
The Long Life Ceremony or the practice of Tenshug has existed for a long time in the Buddhist tradition. It consists of a religious offering destined to request a spiritual Master to live for a long time, so that he can work for the welfare of all beings as long as possible. This ceremony realized by the Tibetan community of Ontario and Tsengdok Monastery, Vancouver are a great occasion to pray for the long live of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and at the same time are a unique opportunity for each practitioner to strengthen their connection with His Holiness. The Tibetans who participate in the Tenshug aspire to develop a pure motivation and compromise, reciting as many long life prayers as possible for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is a ceremony open to everyone.
The Long Life ceremony – Tenshug for His Holiness the Dalai Lama is jointly sponsored by the Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario and Tsengdok Monastery, Vancouver.
The Eight Verses of Training the Mind [Tibetan: Lo-jong Tsig Gye-ma], a classic text by Kadam Geshe Langri Thangpa, is a topic that His Holiness frequently chooses to teach.
Lojong (often translated into English as Mind Training) is a practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on the Eight Verses formulated in Tibet by Geshe Langri Thangpa. Practitioners undertake to connect with the world in an unconditionally positive way, and also to take full responsibility for their experience of it. The practice involves redefining, reconceptualizing and reprogramming one’s intent and way of thinking. The practice involves refining and purifying one’s motivations and attitudes – hence “Mind Training”.
It is recommended to read the text before taking the teaching.
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