Saturday Morning (Online)
Dharma Discourses and Meditation
By Donation 10:00am – 2:00pm
Please Note: Nalandrs is closed during stage 3 Covid-19 restrictions. The Saturday Program is being broadcast live on Zoom. Registrations are online (please see details below).
10:00 am Dharma Discourses
12:30pm Refreshment Break
About Dharma Discourses:
Dharma Discourses is a unique class where students take turns speaking on a Dharma topic for eight minutes. We are currently working our way through Shantideva’s text “the Way of the Bodhisattva”. Each week students study and prepare to speak on 7 verses. We have found this class to be a highly effective way to learn about the Dharma. Students are therefore encouraged to participate, though newcomers are welcome to observe.
Verses for week 28 (Saturday 11 July 2020)
Chapter 6: Perfection of Patience, 106 – 112
The beggars in this world are many,
Attackers are comparatively few.
For as I do no harm to others,
Those who do me injury are rare.
So like a treasure found at home,
Enriching me without fatigue,
All enemies are helpers in my bodhisattva work
And therefore they should be a joy to me.
The fruits of patience are for them and me,
For both of us have brought it into being.
And yet to them they must be offered first,
For of my patience they have been the cause.
Yet if I say my foe should not be praised
Since he did not intend to stimulate my patience,
Why do I revere the sacred Doctrine,
Cause indeed of my attainment?
“This enemy conspired to harm me,” I protest,
“And therefore should receive no honors.”
But had he worked to help me, like a doctor,
How could I have brought forth patience?
Because of those whose minds are full of anger,
I engender patience in myself.
They are thus the cause of patience,
Fit for veneration, like the Doctrine.
The worlds of beings are a buddhafield,
Thus the Mighty Lord has taught.
For many who have sought the happiness of others
Have gone beyond, attaining to perfection.
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Discounts for the Saturday Program and teachings apply for Mandala Members as follows:
Diamond Mandala Members: $10
Gold Mandala Members: $15
Silver Mandala Members: $18
Non-Mandala Members: $20
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