K1923-1 : OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR HEART AND BE LOVING TO YOURSELF06.06.2019 - 10.06.2019
Course 4P with Thay Phap An and Sister Song Nghiem
Sometimes it seems as though our hearts are frozen. There is so much loneliness and we close ourselves to our friends, loved ones and the world. We live in our own world of thoughts and emotions. The practice of love is an important element of mindfulness practice. Love can help us to find genuine healing and true awakening. The four elements of true love are: loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.
In this course we will learn to think, speak and act on the basis of these four qualities. First of all we will learn to return to ourselves and to love ourselves. If we cannot experience compassion for our own suffering, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to experience compassion for others.
Following this we will learn to extend our love to those close to us and then beyond this even to those with whom we have difficulties.
The ‘three doors of liberation’ are a deep teaching that helps to reopen our hearts, and shows us concrete approaches to liberation. This teaching belongs to the deep wisdom school of Mahayana Buddhism, and in this course we will practice different forms of this meditation in order to refresh our body and our perception of the world surrounding us.
Course language: English and German
Sister Song Nghiem
Sister Song Nghiem, Adorment with Parallel, was born in Vietnam. She received her PHD in chemistry from Darmstadt Technical University. She subsequently worked as a chemist in research and in industry. In 2003 Thay appointed her as a lay Dharma Teacher and a year later she was ordained as a nun by Thay. In 2012 she once again received the Dharma teacher lamp, this time as a nun. Her special inter...
Thay Phap An
Bhikshu Thích Chân Pháp Ấn is one of the elder disciples of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh.
He received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin in 1985. At the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), he received a Master of Science (MS) in Chemical Engineering in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 1990. He was a Re...