This talk will focus on what Freedom is and is not. While there are diverse ideas on this topic, Rafael will present the classic Buddhist definition of liberation (nibbāna) and the stages of this.
While we may live healthy, happy and exciting lives, we are never truly free until we address what we carry with us wherever we go- the mind. As it turns out, the natural state of the mind is compassionate freedom- but we may need some training to wash away the habit patterns that can obscure this.
These ancient teachings remain evergreen as they offer a clear roadmap towards cultivating a relaxed, bright and compassionate mind. What else would we do with our lives?
Rafael Hoekstra has been studying Buddhadharma with Lama Mark Webber since 2004. He was ordained as a novice monk for a number of years and has often traveled as the principal attendant to Lama Mark, who has encouraged him to teach. Rafael has spent extended periods of time in deep meditation retreat and holds a PhD in chemical engineering.
What: WTF is Freedom?
Where: Punspace Coworking Space (Tha Phae Gate)
When: Monday, Nov 12th, 2018. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Slots available: Limited to 20 people
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