3 – 6 June 2021 | Thu, 3pm – Sun, 1pm
Practical application of wisdom and compassion
How can the traditional methods of Buddhist spiritual training help us here and now to master the challenges of life and to grow personally? This question will guide us in this workshop. Wisdom and compassion are compared in Mahāyāna-Buddhism to the two wings of a mighty bird that wants to cross the ocean of suffering. But these mind states must be translated into practical action in life, and this is done through the practice of the Six Perfections. These are six skills to cultivate: generosity, ethics, resilience, diligence, concentration, and insight.
Generosity opens the heart and creates a positive attitude. Ethical behaviour, especially the practice of non-hurting, gives us the orientation for our actions. Resilience is what we need to master challenges in life and on our path. Diligence and perseverance give us energy and stamina. Meditative concentration is necessary in order to be able to focus on healing. Insight enables us to expand our mind for new perspectives and to free it from negative fixations. The methods to develop these six competencies were handed down from India to Tibet over 1,000 years ago and are still practiced there and in exile today.
In this seminar Christof Spitz will present the Six Perfections. In conversations and meditations you will learn to discover these abilities within yourself and you will be encouraged to develop them in your own life.
The workshop will focus on sharing what the deep spirituality of a great cultural world heritage means in concrete terms today and how we can integrate valuable aspects of it into our current lives.
Teacher: Christof Spitz, teacher of Buddhism and translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Course venue: Tibet Center Austria, located in the peaceful, scenic mountain village of Knappenberg, Austria – directions »
Price: € 350
Accommodation is not included in the course fee. Kindly arrange your accommodation yourself »