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Introduction to Buddhism with Yeshin Norbu
March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This class is hosted by our Swedish sister-centre, Yeshin Norbu.
About this event
Explore what Buddhism says about the meaning of life and our true nature with Venerable Michael. During the two-hour introduction you will learn about the mind and its potential. We will explore why we experience disturbing emotions and other types of suffering. Is there a way out? Buddhism says “yes”! The way to achieve everlasting happiness is through changing how we perceive ourselves and the world. Change is possible because of the impermanent nature of all phenomena including our mind. We can achieve limitless compassion and wisdom.
We will start and end with short meditations and there will be a Q&A session.
Is this for me?
Yes! If you have an interest in Buddhism and want to find out whether it is a spiritual tradition that you would like to investigate further, this is a perfect introduction.
About the teacher
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.
Venerable Michael is a resident teacher at Yeshin Norbu since autumn 2020 and leads our Buddhist courses and retreats.