Why do we need to develop compassion? and how do we develop it without feeling powerless to help?
Day Course with
Guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Lhachog
Saturday 28th October
Tara IKRC, Ashe Hall, Ash Lane, DE65 6HT
The Power of Compassion
Normally we focus on our own problems which can make us feel depressed and unhappy. If instead we focus on the difficulties of others we will begin to feel sympathy for them. If we apply this to everyone we meet - friends, neighbours, strangers, rich or poor - we will find that everyone has problems and compassion will grow in our heart, a mind wishing to free them from their suffering.
Through meditation we can increase our compassion until it becomes the compassion of a Buddha. We will have freed ourself from suffering and developed the power to liberate all living beings from their suffering permanently. On this day course Gen Kelsang Lhachog will share the wisdom of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's book Universal Compassion in a way that is practical and easily accessible for everyone.