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Emotions: Don't take them too seriously

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Talks and teachings with Senior Tibetan Buddhist lama Dzogchen Rinpoche

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Emotions: Don't take them too seriously

A SENIOR Buddhist lama is coming to Melbourne to teach local people how to stop taking their emotions so seriously.

His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche says emotions are actually neither good nor bad; it is the way we react to them that causes us problems.

Dzogchen Rinpoche will be in Melbourne on Thursday 3 November at Hawthorn Arts Centre (360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn) to give a public talk entitled 'Emotions: Don't Take Them Too Seriously'.

His Eminence, who is one of the highest lamas alive today in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, says: "We tend to believe our emotions. We either suppress our anger, jealousy and desire because they are regarded as negative or express them skillfully for our gain.

"The Dzogchen teachings however, see emotions as neither good nor bad in themselves rather saying that it's taking our emotions seriously, following and reacting to them, that causes us problems."

In this public talk, Dzogchen Rinpoche will introduce the Dzogchen view on emotions helping us to see them as they really are - transient projections of the mind and giving us very practical methods to end our daily struggle.

Doors open at 7pm, the talk begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 concession) and can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com/DEDU

For further information call 0416 404 826 or email vic@shenpenaustralia.org

Medicine Buddha Empowerment and Teaching

Realising the truth of our emotions

The public talk will be followed by a traditional Tibetan Medicine Buddha empowerment and teaching on Saturday 5 November at Hawthorn Arts Centre (360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn) entitled 'Realising the Truth of Our Emotions', where His Eminence will go deeper into the subject. By realising the truth of our emotions and recognising that they are not what they seem to be, our emotions are not only less disturbing to us but become fuel for wisdom.

Medicine Buddha empowerments are of great benefit to health practitioners as well as those in need of healing.

The event commences at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Tickets are $110 ($80 concession) and can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com/DEEL

For further information call 0416 404 826 or email vic@shenpenaustralia.org

These events are part of a worldwide tour that covers France, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and finally India. Dzogchen Rinpoche is the authentic Dzogchen lineage holder and head of Dzogchen Monastery in South India with more than 280 branch monasteries in Asia, mainly in Tibet, India, Nepal and Bhutan and in the West.

For more information go to www.shenpenaustralia.org and www.facebook.com/DzogchenBuddhism

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When: Thursday 3 Nov to Saturday 5 Nov
Where: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn
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