How to Rely Upon a Spiritual Guide
April 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The quickest way to make progress in anything in life is to rely upon the skilful guidance of a person who is already fully accomplished in what we are trying to achieve. For example, in our ordinary education we need to rely upon the help of well-qualified teachers to guide us from the level of nursery school to the completion of college or university training. This is also true in our spiritual life – we need to rely upon an authentic and well-qualified Spiritual Guide to help us make swift progress in our spiritual training.
Such a deep root cannot be planted hastily. We need to become acquainted with someone who has all the qualifications of a Spiritual Guide, and gradually gain confidence through their teaching and example so that we can rely upon their guidance. Our relationship with our Spiritual Guide is the very source of all spiritual attainments, therefore we must make sure that he or she possesses all the necessary qualifications.
Friday and Saturday, our Resident Teacher of Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Kelsang Khacho, will teach and guide meditations that will help us understand the absolute necessity of relying upon a qualified Spiritual Guide.
Introduction: 7 – 8:15pm
Session 1: 10 – 11:15am
Session 2: 11:45am – 1pm
Session 3: 3:30 – 5pm
Full event: $40 ($20 for supporting members)
Friday Introduction only: $12 (free for supporting members)
Saturday only: $35 ($20 for supporting members)