Teachings from Mind Training: Taking Adversity onto the Path

Teachings from Mind Training: Taking Adversity onto the Path

Date: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Lama Phuntsok

In this daylong seminar called “Taking Adversity onto the Path,” Lama Phuntsok will give advice and instruction from the Mind Training teachings on how to transform difficult circumstances into the causes for liberation.  Mind Training, or Lojong, is the quintessential teaching on the path of the awakened heart of great compassion, combining recognition of the ultimate nature of mind and the world with detailed practical advice on how to bring every aspect of our everyday lives onto the path. 


Lama Karma Phuntsok was born in Sikkim, India, in 1970.  When he was nine years old he entered Sherab Ling Monastery under the direction of Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, and received the teachings and empowerments of the entire Kagyu tradition.  He entered a three-year retreat in 1989, along with Mingyur Rinpoche, and was later recognized by Situ Rinpoche for his special talent in art and calligraphy.  After completing his monastic training, Lama Phuntsok was sent to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and San Francisco to assist with dharma activities, eventually coming to Gampo Abbey in Canada to assist with the three-year retreat and monastic rituals and practices.  He was later sent to the Toronto area to establish Palpung Yeshe Chokor, a dharma center under the direction of Situ Rinpoche, and is currently one of two resident lamas serving the community there.  At the request of Situ Rinpoche, Lama Phuntsok was recently sent to KTC to assist with the three-year retreat, and will also be offering programs to the general public.


10:00am & 1:30pm | Taking Adversity onto the Path


Seminar fees per session: $25 Non-members | $20 Members
Fees do not include charges for meals or accommodations.  Please arrive 20 minutes early to allow for registration.


Reservations  are required if you plan to join us for meals and/or need overnight accommodations.  Please see General Information about Events at KTC  for details.  Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for meals only.