WHEN: 12 February 2009, 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 W. Cleveland, Fayetteville AR 72701
CONTACT: Elaine, 479-521-0848
Khentrul Rinpoche returns to Fayetteville to grace us with another of his luminous dharma talks. The suggested donation is $10, but all are encouraged to attend and benefit from this remarkable teacher. Below is a brief synopsis of his talk, entitled "The Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma."
Our flaws, ignorance, and negative emotions destroy the very life force of happiness. To find freedom, the Buddha taught the dharma in three stages to fortunate beings who wished to tame their minds. The first turning of the wheel of dharma is the teaching of the four noble truths: the truth of suffering, the truth of its origin, the truth of the path, and the truth of cessation. The second turning of the wheel of dharma is an explanation on the true nature of all phenomena—emptiness and the correct way to meditate upon it. The third turning of the wheel of dharma consists of teachings on how to engage in ultimate practice, a detailed explanation of the true nature of our mind, called buddha essence. These three teachings build a basis for understanding the intended meaning and purpose of a spiritual path.