Lama Kathy Wesley
Teaching Weekend

Dear Dharma Friends,We are happy to announce that Lama Kathy Wesley will be joining our Virtual shrine room for a 2-day teaching.

September 26, 10-12 AM PST – Becoming a Bodhisattva
September 27, 10-12 AM PST – The Meaning of Lineage

To register for the event go here.
Zoom instructions will be sent after registration.

Hope to see you all then.
Karmapa Chenno!
Your Dharma Family at Santa Monica KTC
Saturday, September 26
10 – 12 AM PST 
Becoming a Bodhisattva
When we hear that the spiritual goal in Buddhism is “enlightenment,” we might start out with an idealized notion of what that might be, and how we might experience it. It’s not until we read more deeply in Buddhist teaching that becoming an enlightened being is a process, not a product, and that we mature spiritually through the practice of the bodhisattva path – learning love for ourselves and others, and developing skills in working with our own mental afflictions. What does it mean to “hold the mind of enlightenment?” This class will cover the basics of enlightenment, as well as showing the path for developing it. 
Sunday, September 27
10 – 12 AM PST 
The Meaning of Lineage
Our western educational system prepares us for life by giving us sets of facts to memorize, figures to compute, and scientific experiments to undertake. In this system, we choose a teacher by shopping for the most informative system that will bring us the best result. But if we try to use this system to choose a spiritual teaching, it will really fall short. Why? Because in spiritual education, the most important factor is not the academic credential of a teacher, but rather whether the teacher has accomplished spiritual qualities from their practice.  This class will cover the meaning of spiritual lineage and how we can relate to a spiritual teacher.
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