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LIVE | Learning to Let Go - WEB Conference 1pm Lama Samten

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LIVE | Learning to Let Go - WEB Conference 1pm Lama Samten

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Jun. 29, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
ONLINE

About the Event

 🙏 Learning to Let Go 🙏 English WEB Conference LIVE Broadcast from Meditation Room at Paramita Centres from Quebec and Montreal ! 

 

You will be able to see the event live, or in replay. Few days before the event, you will receive the link to assist ONLINE.

Great opportunity here with this web conference 1h30 with tibetan buddhist master Lama Samten and the canadian buddhist monk Jason Simard, Tenzin Gawa. 

Recognizing self-grasping in order to let go 

These days, we often talk about the importance of < letting go >. However, if we don’t know how to identify properly what exercises a hold over us, we can’t know how we should let go. It would be like trying to catch a robber if we didn’t know what he looked like or if we wanted to hit a target with an arrow without being able to see it. 

It’s self-grasping that must be recognized; it is usually expressed by the words < me > and < my >. In more common terms we could also call it < the ego >. Freeing ourselves from this attachment to our ego is what we can call < letting go >. 

Thus, it’s towards this inner troublemaker, which is the ego or the self-grasping attitude, that we must release our hold on. Letting go doesn’t, therefore, signify having to abandon what is external: friends, work, family, relationships, material possessions,  etc. 

This feeling of < me >, that we call the self, is something that we consider essential and that emanates deep from within our heart. We don’t consider < others > in the same way. This stems from our very strong self-grasping attitude. Yet, we are equal to others in our wish to avoid suffering and to be happy. If we continually meditate on this, the problems that presently assail us one after another will cease to arise. 

LAMA SAMTEN 

Lama Lobsang Samten was born in Tibet near Lhasa in 1965. He began his studies at the Gaden Monastery in 1980 and was ordained into monkhood. In 1985, he went in India and undertook his religious studies at the Gaden Monastery in Mundgod, South India. 

In 1997, he accepted an invitation to visit the province of Quebec. His goal is to share the teachings of the Buddha to anyone who has an interest, thus promoting an understanding of the Buddhist teachings beyond cultural and religious frontiers. Lama Samten states: 

< Whatever your religious origins, an interest in Buddhism can be truly useful because it offers an important insight on the fundamental problems of human existence. Buddhism is based on the principles of non-violence, universal compassion and world peace, with a concern for global responsibility aimed at kindness, sympathy and harmony among all humans. In the end, it aims to maintain the fragile balance of our planet and develop hope of a better life. It's a matter of survival. > 

This approach makes way for an attitude of open-mindedness, mutual understanding and dialogue beyond any differences.   

Monastic studies 

University studies in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy require many years. They include multiple branches in a variety of specialized fields of study.  

Lama Samten studied at the Ganden monastic University. Located, in South India, it is a large university, also known as the "Ganden University of Philosophy and Buddhist Psychology". 

Inspiration 

The legacy of spiritual achievements imparted by the many saints throughout Tibet history is what inspired Lama Samten to follow this long monastic path. In fact, these holy men achieved a number of great works through their unlimited compassion for all living beings. This sense of universal compassion for every being has been genuinely present in Lama Samten's heart since his early youth.  

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