Real Love Continued
with Venerable Yönten
The words “love” and “attachment” have markedly different meanings in Buddhism than the connotations we grew up with. Because of that, when trying to connect with and increase love, for ourselves and others, we may mix it with attachment and all the unrealistic expectations that come with it. When attachment is thwarted, anger and/or sadness follow right on its heels and the real love becomes hard to access. We can become disappointed in ourselves, others, and even the concept of love itself.
In this course, love in its purest form will be discussed, and techniques for integrating and deepening it will be shared. Explore ways to tidy up your relationship with yourself, your personal relationships, and all sentient beings. Presented with logic and humor, meditation and discussion, this one-day course is the perfect antidote to the perils of attachment.
Everyone is welcome to join us in this uplifting practice, which is a follow-up to Ven. Yönten’s one-day course in February.
About the Teacher
Bhikshuni Lozang Yönten is an American-born Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition who was ordained in 2003. A practicing Buddhist since 1994, Ven. Yönten moved to Chenrezig Institute in Australia and studied intensively under Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering (Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je Monastery and former Abbot of Gyü-me Tanric College) from 2002 – 2009, completing their Buddhist Studies Program. She then continued to study, retreat and offer service at Dharma Centers in India and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand, becoming an In-Depth Registered Teacher within the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in 2012.
Ven. Yönten was the Resident Teacher of Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre in the Blue Mountains of Australia from 2012 – 2015 before becoming teacher-in-residence six months of the year at Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity in New Zealand until 2018. She continues to offer classes and retreats at both Centers annually.
Currently, Ven. Yönten divides her time as a touring teacher and retreat leader, as well as annually offering the Buddhadharma from a secular perspective in Israel as a member of the Buddhist faculty for a seven-year post graduate program called Human Spirit which is a Buddhist Psychoanalytic Training Program.