Overview of the levels of Buddhist practice and short introduction to Tantra & Mahamudra

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Online teachings in English (zoom)

🔆We invite you on Tuesday, March 21st, between 18:00 – 20:00 (Romanian time) to take part in the online meeting with the venerable Buddhist monk Losang Gyaltsen, who will talk about the levels of Buddhist practice & short introduction to Tantra & Mahamudra. 🔆

The Mahayana, the Great Vehicle, has two divisions. The first is the causal vehicle; the second is the effect, or resultant vehicle.
The causal vehicle is the Paramitayana or Perfection Vehicle, which is sometimes called the Sutrayana or Sutra Vehicle. It explains the path to enlightenment through the gradual development of Bodhichitta and the six perfections of the Bodhisattva.
The resulting vehicle is the Vajrayana—Tantrayana or Tantra. We call it the result vehicle because the yogi or yogini who actualizes tantric methods brings the result, enlightened action, into the present.

Sutras are records of teachings given by the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. The Buddha’s discourses were memorized by his disciples and later written down in various languages, the most complete collections of teachings being in Pali and Sanskrit.

Mahamudra, a Sanskrit word meaning “great seal” refers to an advanced and sophisticated system of meditation on the nature of the mind, and the realizations gained through it. Mahamudra meditation’s distinctive characteristic is that it focuses on the mind itself and its intimate relation with the world of conventional appearances and with emptiness.
The Gelug style of mahamudra meditation focuses first on the conventional nature of mental activity, with mindfulness to prevent loss of focus and alertness to detect any such loss. Once we attain a stilled and settled state of shamatha focused on the conventional nature of mental activity, we then focus on its deepest nature, its voidness of self-established existence.

Venerable will try to offer clarifications on a subject that is often misunderstood when it comes to buddhist practices, tantra and mahamudra.

🧘 About the teacher 🧘
Venerable Losang Gyaltsen grew up in Paris and left his corporate job in 2007 when he moved to Nalanda Monastery, France, to study and practice Buddhism full-time. He was ordained as a monk in 2010. He studied and completed the Basic Program from 2008 to 2012 at Nalanda, ending with a 3 month Lamrim retreat. In 2013 he started the Masters Program and became Director of Nalanda Monastery. He leads Lamrim retreats.
Study and practice over the years made Venerable Gyaltsen realize the true source of happiness and suffering – namely his own mind.

✅ LANGUAGE: the event will be held in English

✅ ONLINE: on Zoom
The event will take place on the Zoom online platform – you can access it directly in your Chrome browser or you can download the app on your computer, phone or tablet. You will receive the link before the event, on the e-mail address provided in the registration form.

Please register using the enrollment form: https://forms.gle/8KdhajjBc11dNQ2h6
you will receive the link before the event, on the e-mail address provided in the registration form.

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Let us know if you have financial difficulties and we will offer you a discount.

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