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Developing Wisdom & Compassion: Inspired by the Life of the Buddha

With Rosalyn White and Linda Copenhagen

November 4 - December 16, 2020

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm

Wisdom & Compassion are the fundamental qualities we develop on the Buddhist
path. Wisdom is our deep inner knowledge, which can be discovered through
meditation. Compassion is the natural expression of this developed wisdom;
acting with care and concern about the suffering of all beings. Through the
Buddha’s trials and efforts throughout his long life, he discovered how to lead
people to discover these life-changing qualities for themselves. This class will
explore the twelve stages in the Buddha’s life and offer insights in how we can
begin to develop these qualities that can lend depth and richness to our modern
lives.

Each class will include discussion periods about how the Buddha’s life story is still
meaningful and relevant today, followed by some meditation practice sessions.
November 4 The Buddha’s Previous Lives & Birth- Many Lives of Compassionate
Action
November 11 Worldly Palace Life-A Life of Pleasure
November 18 Choosing an Ascetic Path-Practicing Austeries for Several Years
November 25 Attaining Enlightenment-Finding the Middle Way between a Life of
Pleasure & An Austere Life
December 2 Beginning to Teach-Sharing the Eight-fold Path for Developing
Wisdom & Compassion
December 9 Visiting his mother in Tushita Heaven- Sharing His Teachings in Other
Realms
December 16 Parinirvana- Passing from this Life and giving his Parting Teachings

Facilitators

Rosalyn White
Rosalyn White has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over forty years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She is currently Co-Director of Ratna Ling and has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. The depth and breadth of the Tibetan teachings have had a profound influence on her…
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Linda Copenhagen
Linda Copenhagen holds a degree in accounting from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has studied Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma lineage since 1996.  For the past several years she has been a CFO and financial consultant in the non-profit sector. Formerly, she has held roles as Director of Corporate Accounting at Art.com, Inc, Senior Director at Leapfrog Enterprises and Controller/Director of Finance in several technology startups. Linda now brings both her Buddhist studies…
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