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“In the Buddhist tradition, compassion and love are seen as two aspects of the same thing: Compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness.” (The Dalai Lama.Oct 5, 2012)  In the west, we tend to confuse love with attachment.  Love is other focused–the wish for the other to be happy.   Attachment is self focused–how the other makes the self feel.   Understanding the true nature of love and compassion & developing both qualities in ourselves can make relationships, families, and communities more harmonious.  Please join us for this very special public talk on love and compassion (just ahead of Valentine’s Day!) which will be taught both by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, resident monk and teacher at the Manjushri Dharma Center, and by Geshe Lobsang Kanchok, a monk and friend visiting from India.  Consecutive interpretation will be provided by Tibetan Buddhist language scholar and practitioner, David Molk.
Suggested donation of $10.00 welcome, but no one turned away for lack of funds.  All are welcome!
Talk begins at 11:15am after the Saturday meditation class.

 

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