The Six Perfections in Buddhism – Essential Qualities of a Compassionate Being

With Tempa Dukte Lama

Five Wednesday mornings, 5/12/2010 – 6/9/2010
10-11:50am at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Pittsburgh PA

This course introduces Bon Buddhist wisdom, its philosophy, and its practice through the enlightened qualities called the “six perfections.” The six perfections are the foundational practices of Buddhism and Bon on the path of compassionate beings. We explore how we can cultivate qualities of generosity, morality, patience, joyful effort, concentration, and discriminating awareness and manifest them as skillful means to transform our own life and the lives of others. The Buddhist view and practice of the six perfections is exemplified with experiential practices and meditation and illustrated with art and films.

Tempa Dukte Lama studied Bon Buddhism in Menri monastery, India, from age six. For the last nine years, he has lived in the United States. He leads retreats and lectures on a variety of topics, including meditation, core Buddhist and Bon teachings, and contemplative healing practices. He is the founder and spiritual director of the religious non-profit organization Olmoling.

To register, please visit the website of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Pittsburgh