The following events take place at the Center|
441 Woodworth Ave - Missoula
Anyone is welcome to attend any of our programs.
Gehse Thupten Phelgye Teaching
April 1, 2017
This 5 session free introductory course provides a general overview of basic Buddhist philosophy and principles for complete beginners or those looking for a more complete understanding. Classes take place at 6:30pm on Monday evenings for 5 weeks.
Buddhism in a Nutshell
February 20-March 20, 2017
Topics include life of the Buddha, elements common to all traditions, differences between traditions, and introduction to meditation.
Why do things happen the way they do in our lives? How do we create the causes for a happy life? The Buddhist practice of mind training gives us the answer to these questions: it involves overcoming our self-centered attitude and replacing it with an attitude that cherishes others. This, in turn, leads us to act in ways that naturally lead away from suffering and toward happiness—in short, to create good karma. Thubten Chodron offers a commentary on one of the great Tibetan Buddhist poems, The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, which shows, clearly and practically, how to eliminate the causes of anxiety, fear, and depression and to create the causes of joyful liberation for oneself and all others.
Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering
by Thubten Chodron
Available from Shambhala Publications or
Led by Deanna Sheriff
Suggested Donation $5
These activities are open and free to the public. (Donations are gratefully accepted and recommended for visiting Teachers and retreats.) Osel Shen Phen Ling operates completely on donations; it is only through generosity that we are able to offer courses and bring visiting teachers to Missoula.