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Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
E-Vam Institute, Melbourne

 

 

The Four Bodhisattva Wisdoms

with Ekai Korematsu Roshi
7:30pm Friday's in July

The four activities of a Bodhisattva are also known as the four wisdoms – Giving, Kind Speech, Kind Actions and Empathy for all sentient beings - the four ways Buddhas conduct themselves.

Our aspiration to practise the Buddha way, has benefits for both ourselves and others. In looking after yourself, you are also taking care of all sentient beings. Regardless of ones own condition – you are also caring for all beings by engaging in these practices. Therefore we must give without looking for reward or acknowledgment. Not having desire for reward or expectations is in itself giving to others.

Over four Friday's in July, Ekai Korematsu Roshi will discuss how one can practise these four wisdoms in everyday life with reference to chapter 46 of Zen Master Dogen's Shobogenzo, entitled 'Bodaisatta Shishobo' (On the Four Exemplary Acts of a Bodhisattva). Copies of the text will be provided.

Bookings and enquiries can be made by contacting us on the button below or phoning the E-Vam office on (03) 9387 0422 during opening hours. 

Ekai Korematsu Roshi is the main teacher and Director of Jikishoan's 'Zen and Integrated Buddhist Studies' Program. Born in Japan in 1948, he studied humanities and Buddhism in Denmark, USA and Japan. Ordained as a monk by Kobun Chino Roshi at Haiku Zendo, Los Altos in 1976, Ekai Roshi received Dhamma transmission from Ikko Narasaki Roshi at Zuioji Monastery in 1986. His formal training was twelve years in three monasteries: Eiheiji, Zuioji and Shogoji. His Buddhist education is through Soto Zen Buddhism. Ekai Roshi has served as Abbot and Resident Teacher of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community in Melbourne since its inception in 1999.

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ESSENCE OF BUDDHISM STUDY GROUP

When? July 3, 10 & 17
Where? E-Vam Institute 673 Lygon St Princes Hill 3054
Time? 6pm - 7:30pm

In this three week series, using Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche's text Essence of Buddhism, we will study key Buddhist concepts including:
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • The Eightfold Noble Path
  • Meditation (shamatha & vispasana) and
  • The Six Paramitas
This study group is open to those who have an interest in studying Buddhism, who are under 35 years of age. Copies of the reference text available at Akshara bookstore. 

RSVP your interest in this study group by emailing info@evaminstitute.org

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7th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX

Saturday 27th July

at E-Vam Institute

For more information on this private event, please contact the E-Vam Office on (03) 9387 0422 or info@evaminstitute.org