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Faith and Impermanence with Yangsi Rinpoche
May 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shantideva Center is delighted to host virtual teachings from Geshe Lharampa Yangsi Rinpoche from Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon. In this series of four teachings, Rinpoche delves into the topics of faith (Tib. dépa; its three kinds and many benefits) and impermanence.
Faith invigorates and nourishes the entire spiritual path, from the first thought that we can let go of our fixations and nurture our virtues all the way to enlightenment. Faith might aptly be depicted as a dry desert becoming rehabilitated and transformed into lush green land. Contemplating impermanence allows us to relax our usually rigid sense of self and be open to perceiving that we are mere guests hosted in the guesthouse of our five aggregates. Meditating on impermanence strengthens our ability to stay aware of the present and gently challenge the notion that we have endless time to fill with leisurely distractions.
In this series, Rinpoche interweaves these topics to give us a rich sense of the invigorating and nourishing power of faith, the clear-eyed wisdom of impermanence, and the importance of both on the spiritual path.