end of year activities 2021
Chasing the Carrot: Teachings on Renunciation
Tuesday 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. | On-line
Having renunciation is one of the basic requirements to advance on the spiritual path. However, unlike what many people consider, resignation is not a forced gesture that forces us to abandon what we like and want, but rather emanates from mature reflection. Renunciation is the loss of natural interest in what is not convenient for us, due to the incessant cycle of seeking external gratification -the carrot-, with the subsequent habituation to the desired object, boredom or disappointment of expectations. This loss of interest allows us to focus on what we consider really important and stop wasting time.
In these teachings, Lama Norbu will talk about the importance of renunciation on the spiritual path and why, even understanding its relevance and use, it is so difficult for us to sustain it.
The algorithm of egocentrism: the eight worldly dharmas
Wednesday 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. | On-line
The "eight worldly dharmas" or the "eight worldly concerns" are explained in Buddhism as a compendium of pairs that mobilize our existence and that govern us if there is no spiritual maturity. They are accumulation and loss; praise (approval) and criticism (disapproval); fame and bad reputation and, finally, the search for pleasant experiences and the avoidance of painful experiences. Buddhism understands that, by pivoting our entire lives around these parameters, we feel a constant sense of frustration and insecurity, as we expect others and the world to satisfy our discomfort.
In these teachings, Lama Norbu will explain how the eight worldly dharmas constitute our identity and how we can free ourselves from this tendency to satiate them.
Take care of endings: close the year carefully
Friday, December 31 - Online and face-to-face (limited capacity)
Guided meditation and teachings with a contemplative approach to review the year and generate gratitude.
Chagna Dorje puja and protectors. Ritual to eliminate negativities of the year and pave the way for 2022 with clarity and lucidity.
The teachings will be taught live via Zoom and there will be the possibility of seeing them deferred up to 15 days later. With regard to the end of the year activity, it can also be followed online directly or in person (with limited capacity). In this case, you will not be able to view the activities of the 31st later.
Lama Norbu is the director, founder and resident teacher of Casa Virupa. When he finished his studies, he began to train exclusively in Dharma, both in philosophy, meditation and rituals of the Sakya school. In February 2020 HH Gongma Trichen Rinpoche appointed him lama (teacher) of the Sakya school. His clarity and communicative ability, his ability to capture the essence of the teachings and transfer them to a current audience, as well as his sensitivity to empathize, characterize him.
The teachings are at will , although we recommend a minimum contribution of €20 per activity. Obviously, any contribution of more than €20 will help us even more in the development of our activities.
Casa Virupa is currently in the process of consolidation. We are a very young center with few resources, since we do not have sponsors and nobody receives a salary in our organization. For this reason, we ask that you please consider the possibility of making a donation for this activity.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding.