Buddhism in the Modern World: Tuesday 12 June, 8pm
Put simply, Buddha’s teachings enable us to experience lasting happiness. By using suitable meditations, our theoretical knowledge turns into direct experience leading to the goal of Buddha’s teachings – the full development of body, speech and mind. The teachings of Buddhism have remained a liberating gift to mankind for the last 2,450 years. Non-dogmatic, and without any gods or commandments, they have enabled people to benefit both others and themselves. Especially today, with the many independent thinkers and new communication techniques, it has become possible to collect, organize and distribute Buddhist teachings, old as new, in attractive and fresh ways. In today’s fast paced world, how can we use these timeless methods in our modern, busy lives?
Love and Partnership: Wednesday 13 June, 8pm
The Buddhist approach to love and partnership can help us to relax our minds, break bad habits, and use relationships to grow ourselves and benefit everyone around us. Rather than competing with our partners, the Buddha advises us to support each other and stand side by side. This talk will discuss patterns of behaviour that can come up in our relationships and will include concrete advise on how we can use our closest connections as important steps on our way to reach enlightenment.
About the speaker
Jonathan Bradley has been a student of Lama Ole Nydahl since 1997. Asked to teach by Lama Ole Nydahl, Jonathan is also the co-executive editor of Buddhism Today magazine and the President of the Diamond Way New York Buddhist Centre. Jonathan has given talks at NYU and Columbia University. He lives with his wife Liz and works for a major arts organization in New York.
The talks will cost HK$80 (or HK$50 for concessions) and will start at 8pm.
Venue: Diamond Way Buddhist Centre Hong Kong, 2/F, 3-5 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
All are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!