January 7, 2024 1:00pm

Meditation: Boundless Aspirations – Resounding the Words of Shantideva with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

Michael Lobsang Tenpa



Sunday, January 7

1pm ET

Donation Based | Online

Shantideva’s Entry to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life is one of the most beloved Buddhist texts of the Sanskrit tradition. Teaching the two types of “awakening mind”, or bodhicitta, and the six ethical perfections of a bodhisattva, it provides a clear map for training in wisdom and compassion. In particular, the last chapter of the text contains multiple powerful aspirations, and each one of them can be used as a basis for powerful meditation on loving kindness and compassion.

This Christmas Eve, we are inviting you to join us in resounding some of these aspirations from a state of wisdom and compassion and union, planting powerful seeds for our personal and communal flourishing. The birth of bodhicitta in our heart will be the most powerful way to celebrate the winter season and also create causes for our conduct in the new year.

All the proceedings from this session will be donated to the relief effort for Ukrainian refugees.

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Meditation: Boundless Aspirations – Resounding the Words of Shantideva with Michael Lobsang Tenpa

Sunday, Jan 7, 2024 01:00 PM



Michael Lobsang Tenpa (he/they) is a Tibetan Buddhist translator, meditation instructor, Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teacher and student of EcoDharma. Born in Siberia, he earned BA and MA degrees in South Asian studies, worked in social media and eventually received ordination in Nepal, spending nine years as a Tibetan Buddhist monastic before switching to the path of a lay teacher/practitioner. In addition to years of Buddhist studies and translator work, he also trained as a secular ethics and mindfulness instructor in the Netherlands, the UK and the US. To learn more, visit https://lobsangtenpa.com. “My passion in this work is helping people find a deep yet accessible level of contemplative practice that comes out of the profound Buddhist methods & helps them establish a meaningful and deeply satisfying lifestyle imbued with a sense of compassionate responsibility.”

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