The basis for experiencing happiness and suffering lies in our own mind. Ironically, being solely concerned with one’s own happiness actually leads to dissatisfaction and many other forms of mental pain and discomfort. The Seven Point Mind training offers methods to transition from a habitual perspective of self-centeredness to one that cherishes others more than oneself. Demo Rinpoche will guide us through the practice over the Memorial Day weekend.
DATES/TIMES: Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24
Saturday, May 23 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, May 24 – 3:00 – 5:00pm
NOTE: Demo Rinpoche will give the 11:00am Sunday talk
Fee: $180 / Give What You Can
Demo Rinpoche entered Drepung Loseling Monastery in Mundgod at the age of five and officially joined the monastery in 1987, where he spent nearly thirty years of uninterrupted education in meditation, debate, memorization, philosophy, and composition under the Dalai Lama’s direct supervision. After completing his studies at Drepung, Rinpoche received the highest monastic degree of Geshe Lharampa from Gelugpa University in India in 2011. He continued his studies at Gyume Tantric College and was a visiting scholar under the auspices of the Dalai Lama at Sarah College of Higher Tibetan Studies in Dharamsala. At the request of Gelek Rimpoche, Demo Rinpoche came to the United States, where he received his Master’s Degree in Inter-Religious Engagement from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2018. Currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he serves as the Resident Spiritual Advisor at Jewel Heart.