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A Drop From The Ocean Of Mind And Mental Factors

Event Details

Ven. Fedor Stracke 
Public Talk and Retreat 
Tibet House US gallery 
Friday, February 01, 2013 At 07:00 PM  
See below. 
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM| Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM 

About the Event

“When you study Buddhism you are studying yourself – the nature of your body, speech and mind – the main emphasis being on the nature of your mind and how it works in everyday life. Why is it so important to know the nature of your own mind? Since we all want happiness, enjoyment, peace and satisfaction, and since these things do not come from ice cream but from wisdom and the mind, we have to understand what the mind is and how it works.”                 - Lama Thubten Yeshe


A Drop from the Ocean of Mind and Mental Factors addresses the sources of suffering: karma and the mental afflictions. These teachings will focus on identifying the mental afflictions and their antidotes. General features of mind and mental factors will be discussed, and then specifically which mental factors must be abandoned and which should be adopted and developed in order to attain enlightenment.

“If it counteracts the afflictions it becomes dharma, if it does not counteract the afflictions it does not.”    – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

This retreat is part of Shantideva Meditation’s series of topics from FPMT’s Basic Program, designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for students ready to commit themselves to more in-depth study and practice.  We are delighted to welcome back Ven. Fedor Stracke, who began the series last year with a retreat on the Heart Sutra. Join us for an exploration of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy in a supportive environment with a qualified teacher noted for his depth of knowledge and clarity of explanation.

The public talk on Friday night presents an overview of the topic. The Saturday and Sunday retreat is intensive as much ground is covered in a relatively short time; students are therefore requested to attend all sessions. Study materials will be provided.

Public Talk Only: $20

Retreat (including talk): $120 (includes light refreshments and lunch both days, advanced reading list and materials)

Tibet House and Nalanda Institute members: $108 for entire retreat; $18 for public talk

A few scholarships are available to volunteers who devote a minimum number of hours to assisting with the retreat.

Please note that while the Dharma is given freely, we gladly accept donations to cover space rental, travel, materials and other expenses.

Registration: To register, please click here.

Payment can be made at the door, but please register in advance by January 30.


About the Presenter

ven fedorVen. Fedor Stracke has been a Buddhist monk since 1988. For the past 25 years, he has been studying the Dharma with various masters, translating Tibetan texts, interpreting for his teachers and teaching the Dharma at FPMT centers around the world.

He has received many teachings from masters in Kopan Monastery, Nalanda Monastery and Sera Monastery. At Sera Monastery, he followed the Geshe Program for many years, and during his time in India, attended extensive teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

For the last six years, Ven. Stracke has been the resident teacher at Aryatara Institut in Munich, and also teaches the FPMT Basic Program for Western students at Kopan Monastery.

About Shantideva Meditation Center

Shantideva Meditation Center is dedicated to cultivating wisdom and compassion through the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism within the New York City area community. We are affiliated The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which is based on the Gelugpa tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught by Founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

For more information, please email Shantideva Meditation, or visit our website!


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