Thursday, July 19th
7:00 – 8:30pm
The Mahayana teachings strongly emphasize the need for the unification of skillful means and the wisdom realizing things as they are in order to attain full awakening.
We can also speak of these as “conventional bodhichitta,” or the altruistic mind aspiring to enlightenment, and “ultimate bodhichitta,” the wisdom realizing emptiness. In this talk, we will explore how these two relate to each other and how we can begin to familiarize with them in order to proceed towards enlightenment.
About Patrick Lambelet
A graduate of the 1998-2004 FPMT Masters Program, Patrick Lambelet earned a BA in Humanities while at the same time studying the Dharma at various centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, receiving teachings from both Western and Tibetan teachers, including Lama Zopa Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1998 he enrolled in the seven-year Masters Program at Lama Tsongkhapa Institute (ILTK) in Italy, successfully completing both the academic component and the practice component (a nine-month retreat). Since 2006, he has been teaching Discovering Buddhism and leading retreats at the Institute as well as in other Italian centers. Since 2008, he has also been the full-time teaching assistant for the international online Masters Program at ILTK. He is especially interested in how traditional Dharma teachings can be applied in a modern, Western context.