Wednesday, November 14, 2007

November 15: An Introduction to Bon

An Introduction to Bon,
the indigenous spiritual tradition of Tibet
Tempa Dukte Lama

Thursday Nov 15, 7 pm
Carnegie Mellon University, Wright Room, University Center
Bon is the indigenous spiritual tradition of Tibet. The roots of this ancient tradition reach back into the time long before Buddhism came to Tibet. Tempa Dukte Lama will give a brief introduction to the Bon tradition of Tibet and then talk about the threefold path of liberation according to the Bon tradition and how we can use it as a skilful means to overcome the obscurations that afflict the individual:
1. The path of renunciation,
2. The path of transformation and
3. The path of self-liberation.

We will begin with 15 minutes of silent meditation. After the talk there will be the opportunity to ask and discuss questions.

Tempa Dukte Lama is a teacher of the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition who trained as a monk at Menri monastery in Dolanji, India from the age of 6 under the guidance of His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, the spiritual head of the Bon tradition. Later he lived and taught for five years at the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has taught on a variety of topics, including ‘Being with Dying’ and healing and has also offered meditation teachings and counsel to inmates in Santa Fe county jail.

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