february, 2021

27feb10:0017:00The meaning of life - from a Buddhist perspective: One day courseAt certain points in our lives we may find ourselves asking questions such as, why am I here and what is the purpose of my life? Is everything predetermined or can I change the direction of my life? Is there an end to our problems and can we be truly happy? In this one day course Venerable Michael will give an introduction to the Four Noble Truths, the first teaching the Buddha gave after reaching enlightenment.

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 - 17:00

Location

Yeshin Norbu

Roslagsgatan 62

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Event Details

For English please see below

Vid vissa tidpunkter i livet kan vi komma att stĂ€lla frĂ„gor som: Varför Ă€r jag hĂ€r och vad Ă€r syftet med mitt liv? Är allt förutbestĂ€mt eller kan jag Ă€ndra inriktning i livet? Finns det ett slut pĂ„ alla problem och kan vi uppleva varaktig lycka?

 

För över 2500 Ă„r sedan var det just dessa frĂ„gor som fick prins Siddhartha att lĂ€mna sitt stora palats och söka syftet och den verkliga meningen med livet. I sin strĂ€van att avsluta lidande och hitta varaktig lycka upptĂ€ckte prins Siddhartha vad lidande verkligen betyder och hur man kan övervinna det. Efter att ha tillbringat mĂ„nga Ă„r med att söka kunskap och meditera nĂ„dde han det slutliga mĂ„let – upplysning – och blev kĂ€nd som Buddha.

 

Det var först nĂ€r Buddha ombads att dela sin visdom som han gav sin första undervisning, som Ă€r vĂ€lbevarad och kĂ€nd som De fyra Ă€dla sanningarna. Han ville inte att hans anhĂ€ngare skulle acceptera det han lĂ€rde ut enbart av tro, utan han uppmuntrade dem att undersöka och upptĂ€cka sanningarna sjĂ€lva. Än idag Ă€r det en viktig princip i buddhistisk undervisning – att var och en sjĂ€lv ska analysera och reflektera över den.

 

I den hÀr endagskursen ger Venerable Michael en introduktion till de fyra Àdla sanningarna, vi kommer att meditera tillsammans och det kommer att finnas tid för frÄgor och diskussion.

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Praktisk information och hur du registrerar dig

Kursdatum: 27 feb
Veckodag: Lördag
Tid: 10:00-17:00
SprÄk: Engelska
Plats: PÄ centret och online via Zoom. NÀr du köpt biljett fÄr du ett mail med lÀnken till Zoom-mötet.
Biljettpris: Minsta donation 525 kr
Sista anmÀlningsdag: 24 feb
AnmĂ€lan/köpa biljett: Du registrerar dig pĂ„ kursen genom att köpa en biljett hĂ€r pĂ„ webbsidan, se “Tickets” nedan.

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At certain points in our lives we may find ourselves asking questions such as, why am I here and what is the purpose of my life? Is everything predetermined or can I change the direction of my life? Is there an end to our problems and can we be truly happy?

 

Over 2,500 years ago, these very same questions prompted prince Siddhartha to leave his grand palace to seek the purpose and true meaning of life. In his quest to end misery and find lasting happiness, prince Siddhartha discovered what suffering truly means and how to overcome it. After spending many years seeking knowledge and meditating, he reached the final goal of enlightenment and became renowned as The Buddha.

 

It was only when Buddha Shakyamuni was requested to share his wisdom that he gave his first teaching, well preserved and known as the Four Noble Truths. He didn’t want his followers to accept what he taught merely out of faith, but rather encouraged them to investigate and discover these truths for themselves. To this day the Buddha’s teaching is kept alive in the spirit of sound reasoning and personal investigation.

 

In this one day course Venerable Michael will give an introduction to the Four Noble Truths, we will meditate together and there will be time for questions and discussion.

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Practical information and how to register

Course dates: 27 feb
Weekday: Saturday
Time: 10:00-17:00
Language: English
Location: At the centre and online via Zoom. When you have purchased a ticket you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting.
Ticket price: 525 SEK
Last day of registration: 24 feb
Registration/Buy ticket: You register for the course by purchasing a ticket here on the website, see “Tickets” below.

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“Minimum donation” covers the costs of having the centre open and running our program. In addition to the minimum donation, if you wish to support the centre or other participants who cannot afford paying, you can donate a larger amount. It is a great opportunity to practice generosity and benefit others. We offer a 20 percent discount on the “minimum donation” to retired, unemployed, and students. To use this discount, please add the course to the cart, click on Checkout, and in the box “Coupon code” type in “discount20” . When your order is completed, you will receive a confirmation email. Look in the junk mail folder if you purchased a ticket and haven’t received a confirmation email. Consider adding [email protected] to your safe senders’ list to be able to receive tickets and confirmation in your inbox.

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Speakers for this event

  • Venerable Michael Yeshe

    Venerable Michael Yeshe

    Venerable Michael was born in London in 1966 to a Greek father and a Belgian mother. He was raised in Kopan Monastery in Nepal and has been a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since the age of 7. At age 13, he entered the Sera Jey Monastic University in South India where he spent the next 18 years studying Buddhist Philosophy. Since 1996, Ven Michael Yeshe has been invited to Buddhist centres in America, Singapore, Malaysia and Holland as a translator and teacher. For 11 years he was residing at the Tara Institute in Melbourne where he served as translator for Venerable Geshe Doga. During the autumn 2020 Venerable Michael is resident teacher at Yeshin Norbu and leads our courses and retreats connected to the Discovering Buddhism study program, Introduction to Buddhism, Introduction to Buddhist meditation, Buddhism in a nutshell, Meditation evening with Venerable Michael, We practice together and Nyung-nÀ retreat.

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