Date(s) - October 4, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The End of Suffering: The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism
With Tergar Lama Khenpo Kunga
Tergar Madison Meditation Center
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
The central understanding of the Buddhist tradition is that suffering and dissatisfaction are not inherent aspects of the human condition. Based on his own direct experience in meditation, the Buddha taught that we can directly experience our own awakened nature by training in awareness, compassion, and insight. The Four Noble Truths contain the essence of these teachings, showing how we can find inner freedom by gaining insight into habits that keep us trapped in cycles of suffering, and also by discovering the innate purity of awareness itself.
In this public talk, we will explore the Four Noble Truths and their relevance for the path of awakening. Tergar lama Khenpo Kunga will share his own experience with these teachings, discussing how the Buddha’s insights are as relevant today as they were 2,500 years ago.
Thursday, October 4, 7:00—9:00pm
- Basic: $20
- Sponsor: $30
- Reduced: $5-10
If the admission fee creates an obstacle to attending this event, please contact us.
Tergar Meditation Community – Madison
About Khenpo Kunga:
Khenpo Kunga became a monk at a young age and began his education at Tergar monastery, where he studied the rituals, prayers, and other traditional practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. At fifteen, he entered an extended meditation retreat and spent three years mastering the profound contemplative practices of the Kagyü lineage. Following this period of intense meditation practice, he entered the renowned Dzongsar monastic college near Dharamsala in Northwest India. After studying there for eleven years and receiving his Khenpo degree (roughly equivalent to a PhD), he taught at Dzongsar college for three additional years. Khenpo Kunga’s primary teacher is Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, though he has studied with many other revered masters as well. In recent years, Khenpo Kunga has taught in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States as one of the main teachers for the worldwide network of Tergar monasteries, meditation centers, and meditation groups.
Tergar Madison, Madison WI, United States