Sydney seminars: Delusion of Ego; Nature of Reality; Pure Perception
Seminars with Jakob Leschly
Friday 1 February 6.30-8pm
- Seeing Through the Delusion of Ego (Public talk)
It is an open secret that we are happier when we are less self-centred and unhappier the more we are self-centred. But if we look closely, our "self" is a really not something solid at all; it changes all the time. It is essentially our confused assumptions and habits that drive centring around a mistaken view of the self and ego. The Buddhist teaching provides a clear map and path out of this confusion.
Saturday 2 February 10am-4pm
- Seeing the Nature of Reality (Seminar)
In approaching enlightenment, our perspective needs to be free from acquired bias and dogmas, as well the habitual ignorance that drives our confusion and suffering. Based on a short text by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo that brilliantly sums up the Middle Way or Madhyamaka teachings. For anyone wishing to understand the radical view of Buddhism, and essential for anyone practicing the path.
Sunday 3 February 10am-4pm
- The Science of Pure Perception (Seminar)
Throughout Tibetan Buddhism we find the Vajrayana practice of deity, mantra, and mandala. While we might have faith in these practices, understanding the logic of these methods will provide much greater certainty and joy in the training of pure perception. We will look at the logical reasoning that is the foundation of this greater and more accurate perspective. This study will be based on texts by great sages such as Rongzom Pandita, Longchenpa and Jamgon Mipham.
Jakob Leschly began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and is a student of several great teachers, particularly Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Jakob has served Siddhartha’s Intent since 1993.
- Evening talk: $20
- Full day seminar: $95/day - Non members, $75/day - SI Australia financial members. Concession rate for students, unemployed and pensioners: members $60, non-members $75.
Venue: SIA Sydney Practise Room. Unit 22/450 Elizabeth Str. Surry Hills.
Directions: 450 Elizabeth St. is a 5-10 minutes walk from Central Station - turn right from Devonshire St onto Elizabeth St (away from the city) toward Belvoir Street Theatre. It is near the corner of Elizabeth and Brumby St.
Entrance is via pressing the intercom for Unit 22. Once you have gone through the second door please take the lift to Level One.
Contact: To be confirmed
Financial assistance to attend SIA teaching events is available to approved applicants through the SIA sponsorship fund. Please note applications for sponsorship must be received 2 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop date. For more information and application form please contact Ari Summa at firstname.lastname@example.org