Moving along the Path "Exploring the Four Great Wishes"
A Buddhist Perspective by Ngawang Thekchen
Friday, May 9, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Suggested Donation $15
May all Sentient Beings Have Happiness
We build on the foundation of loving kindness as we continue to walk the path of compassion. This month we will continue to explore the Four Great Wishes by focusing on happiness. What does it mean to wish others happiness? Can they really benefit from our wish?
What exactly is this happiness that we wish for them? Come join us on this heart transforming exploration. Each session ends with a guided loving-kindness meditation.
"The four great wishes is recited in all Tibetan Buddhist daily meditations. The first of the wishes is for happiness. We repeat again and again, “May all sentient beings have happiness and the cause of happiness.”
This is used as our own remedy to discover a lasting happiness that is free from confusion, and to evolve by becoming a model for this happiness that we wish for others to experience.
We do this because we have connected with higher values to benefit all living beings. This wish is ultimate foolishness to the self-absorbed person, but with effort to overcome the self-serving attitude, will make ultimate great sense." ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~
Each session ends with a guided loving-kindness meditation.
Ngawang Thekchen is an ordained monastic of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and holds a PhD with a major in nursing and a minor in psychology. She has
published in both professional and general journals. Thekchen teaches practical Buddhist approaches to life monthly here in the greater Milwaukee area.
For more information about Domo Geshe Rinpoche or White Conch Dharma Center go to www.white-conch.org