Freedom from Suffering: The Noble Eightfold Path
A Weekend Teaching by Visiting Teacher
The Venerable Tashi Nyima
July 19, 20, 21, 2019
The Venerable Tashi Nyima will return to Pittsburgh to give a Friday public talk and a weekend teaching on the topic Freedom from Suffering: The Noble Eightfold Path.
The Friday night public talk will be an introduction to Buddhism’s foundational teaching, the Noble Eightfold Path, with a focus on the RIGHT VIEW, the very first of this path. It will take place at the Sixth Presbyterian Church from 7:00-9:00pm
On Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning at TRTCC, Lama Tashi will continue to help us take an in-depth look at the whole Eightfold Path, from the Right View, Right Thought, to the Right Speech, Action, Livelihood, and finally toward the Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration. There will be opportunities for comments and questions as we contemplate on how to apply these guidelines in our lives.
In Lama Tashi’s own words: “The Buddha did not invent the Noble Eightfold Path, nor is it a sectarian religious discipline. The Buddha observed what it is that we all do in ordinary life, and proposed that every thought, word, and deed can either lead to continued suffering or to the cessation of suffering. We can choose freedom. We can choose happiness.“
Ven. Tashi Nyima is an ordained monk in the Jonang lineage of Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhism, and leads the Universal Compassion Buddhist Congregation, with Sanghas in Texas and Mexico. For more than three decades, Lama Tashi has shared the Dharma in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Known for his directness, clarity of expression, and sense of humor, Lama Tashi shares the Dharma in fluent English and Spanish.
July 19, Friday, 7:00-9:00pm, at Sixth Presbyterian Church
July 20, Saturday, 10:00am–Noon, 1:30-3:30pm at TRTCC
July 21, Sunday, 10:00am–Noon, at TRTCC
ALL ARE WELCOME
Suggested donation is $50 for the whole weekend. A simple vegetarian lunch will be offered by our sangha members at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Your generous donations will support TRTCC’s teaching programs and cultural events year round. No one will be turned away from dharma teaching for insufficient funds.
To help us better prepared for this teaching event please let us know you are attending by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To download a flyer please click here: Tashi Nyima July 2019 flyer
The Sixth Presbyterian Church is located at: 1688 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Three Rivers Tibetan Cultural Center is located at: 7313 Florence Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15218