October 4, 2024 6:30pm

Enlightened Storytelling: Dissolving Our Limiting Views Through the Power of Narrative with Venerable Losang Gendun

Enlightened Storytelling: Dissolving Our Limiting Views Through the Power of Narrative with Venerable Losang Gendun

Venerable Gendun

$35.00

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Friday, October 4

6:30-8pm

Hybrid | $35

Co-Sponsored with Shantideva Center

Cognitive science and Buddhist philosophy share the view that we have no direct access to reality, but through the mediation of our conceptual constructs that categorize and solidify our fluid and interdependent world. Where insight meditation seeks to deconstruct the neurotic sense of self and related egocentric compartmentalization of the world, it offers a wealth of narratives to provide us with healthier blueprints to understand our lives. Hagiographies, miracle stories, and the lives of the Buddha’s great disciples help to transform our intuitive sense of substantiality and resistance to change into river like path, freeing us from guilt and despair in exchange for an open-ended empowerment. An undervalued aspect of the Buddhist canon, the Jatakas or rebirth stories of the bodhisattva will be the thread of this Dharmatalk, with time for meditation and Q&A.

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Title:
Enlightened Storytelling: Dissolving Our Limiting Views Through the Power of Narrative with Venerable Losang Gendun

Time:
Friday, Oct 4, 2024 06:30 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

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Venerable Gendun

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Ven. Gendun has practiced Buddhism for nearly four decades and has been a Bhikshu (Buddhist monk) in the Tibetan tradition for the past 18 years. Until his ordination he worked in diverse areas such as palliative care, tech, refugee organizations, and commercial management. He studied Buddhist philosophy and practice for 10 years in monasteries in France, India, Nepal and Myanmar, before spending over four years in retreat, training in Tibetan sutra and tantra, as well as in the Burmese Theravada Forest Tradition. For the past 15 years, Ven. Gendun has been teaching Buddhist philosophy, psychology, and meditation across the world. He is a member of Mind & Life Europe, a multidisciplinary laboratory of researchers and contemplative practitioners for investigating the nature of experience. He is the interreligious canon of the Peace Cathedral in Tbilisi Georgia and is at home in a Mevlavi Sufi Dergah in Istabul. In 2023 Ven. Gendun founded The Buddha Project for the long-term guidance of Buddhist meditators, scientific research, art projects and intercontemplative social engagement.

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