Double-Up Dharma! Challenging Times: Practice when the going gets tough | Kabir Saxena
March 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
About the series
Double-up Dharma! Incredible teachers. Two sessions each. Profound Buddhist wisdom.
About these sessions
We would need to be sand-loving ostriches not to notice our world buried in all manner of confusion and misery. Is there anything we can possibly do apart from helplessly watching the clash of prejudiced media and military armies and the continuing sorrow of a vast proportion of our fellow beings on this earth?
Perhaps there is.
If we can accept the predominant role of the mind as the source of our experience, painful and pleasant, then we have the key to a way forward. We can radically transform ourselves, using the initially smelly manure of our experience and the profound as well as practical skilful means that have been taught and practised in the Buddhist tradition for two and a half millennia. This talk, or exploration, will investigate these methods and perhaps give a hint of the power, the wisdom and the tremendous compassion at the heart of Lord Buddha’s teachings.
About Kabir Saxena
Kabir Saxena, born in Delhi in 1956 to an Indian father and English mother was raised in both Delhi and London and attended Oxford University. He spent 18 years as a Buddhist monk and returned to lay life in June 2020.
Kabir is currently the Spiritual Programme Coordinator and Instructor in Basic Buddhism at Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre in New Delhi. He is a student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche since 1980 and has been working in Rinpoche’s centres in the UK, Nepal and India during which time he also helped set up the Root Institute in Bodh Gaya 1987.
Kabir considers himself inspired by Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s great compassionate activity, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s vision for Bhutan and Indian Buddhists, HH. Dalai Lama’s vision for education in India and the world, Samdhong Rinpoche’s radical vision for a saner planet and Jiddu Krishnamurti’s vision of Creative Discontent.
14 & 21 March 2024 | 14:30 – 16:00
Recordings of the sessions will be made available to those who have registered shortly after the event.
How to join
Book your ticket below to receive the Zoom link for the second session by Kabir Saxena.
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Speakers in this series
Professor Guy Newland, Venerable Thubten Wangdu, Venerable Robina Courtin, Professor Jan Willis, Kabir Saxena, Dr Alex Berzin, and Venerable Thubten Chodron. View series.