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Weekend Course: examining the ultimate and conventional Awakening Mind with Uldis Balodis

November 4 at 10:00 am - November 5 at 4:00 pm

At the beginning of the course we will examine the four Noble Truths, the pillars of all paths taught by Buddha. Then the main topics we will examine and meditate on will be the methods for developing the ultimate and conventional aspects of the awakening mind of bodhicitta. The realisation of ultimate bodhicitta, emptiness-only, has the power to liberate ourselves from all suffering and dissatisfaction. We will look at the indivisibility of the ultimate and conventional ways of viewing how phenomena exist. Conventional bodhicitta is the door to liberating all beings, by attaining the perfection of buddhahood based on universal noble-heartedness.

Uldis Balodis was born in Australia in 1949 of Latvian immigrant parents. Already interested in Buddhism in his early 20’s, he met and attended courses with Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe in 1974 and founded Tara House in Melbourne, Australia. He spent a year in Dharamsala in and lived in Nepal for over 25 years, where he established a home for his family. During that time he had many opportunities to receive teachings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan monastery. He was one of the first directors of the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre in Kathmandu. From the year 2000 he has spent a large part of his time in Latvia teaching Dharma and establishing Ganden Centre in Riga and Den Nyi Ling Retreat Centre, in the countryside.

In the course of 40 years Uldis has received many teachings and initiations from many great lamas, and he was an ordained monk for 4 years.

Donation for the weekend: 3000 rupees for both days, or 1500 for one.

Please register for this course by calling 9808 296 590.


November 4 at 10:00 am
November 5 at 4:00 pm