20-22.01 • Beyond duality. Meditation on emptiness course with Jim and Christian Scott
We invite you to the January meditation of emptiness course with Jim and Christian Scott. This is an opportunity to learn about Buddhist philosophy and deepen the practice of meditation.
Meditation on emptiness is a gradual path of developing view and meditation, spread in the West by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. It consists of a series of practices that lead to the experience of the nature of reality called emptiness (Sanskrit: sunyata).
The Buddha taught that everything we think of as solid and tangible are impermanent phenomena manifesting according to causes and conditions. The mind that stops grasping at impermanent phenomena has a chance to free itself from suffering. That’s why meditation on emptiness is also called a “gradual meditation of letting go” or “freeing oneself.”
A practitioner becomes familiar with successive aspects of the Buddha’s teachings, developing an understanding of the nature of reality, from common sense through increasingly subtle levels. The subject of this year’s course will be the second level of meditation on emptiness, which aims to transcend the dualism of the perceiver and the perceived. At this level, the practitioner realizes that everything experienced is mind, so the division between the perceiver and the perceived is an illusion.
The course follows the instructions of Khenpo Tsultrim Gymatso Rinpoche and is taught by his students. In January the meditation on emptiness will be taught by Jim Scott and his son Christian.
Jim Scott – a disciple of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche for several decades, a translator of canonical works of Buddhism known for his arrangements of chants by Tibetan yogi Milarepa. He teaches all over the world, including in Europe, the USA, and Pullahari Monastery in Nepal. In Poland, he has been presenting the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions for almost 40 years.
Christian Scott – a disciple of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. A teacher at Nalandabodhi, an international Buddhist community created by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE
The course will be held on January 20-22, 2023 at KDC in Warsaw and also online, via Zoom. Lectures will be conducted in English with translation into Polish.
Friday, January 20, 2023
6-9 p.m. CET – session I
Saturday, January 21
9 a.m. -1 p.m CET – session II
2.30-6 p.m. CET – session III
Sunday, January 22
9 a.m. -1 p.m CET – session IV
2.30-5 p.m. CET – session V
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