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The Four Thoughts that will Change Your Life

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - March 14 @ 8:30 pm

with Lama Rinchen Palmo

Preoccupation with our hopes and desires for a happy worldly life often leads to strife and suffering. The Four Thoughts are very powerful and productive contemplations that ask us to examine our lives and measure them against authentic truths. In this way, we are motivated to progress towards our highest spiritual aims.

The Four thoughts that will change your life are:

  1. Our precious human life – how fortunate we are.
  2. The impermanence of all things, and the inevitability of death.
  3. Our actions and their undeniable consequences.
  4. The pain and suffering as a consequence of taking birth.

Lama Rinchen will talk on these topics over 2 evenings, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March from 7 to 8:30 PM.

Lama Rinchen will also be conducting interviews. If you have questions about your Buddhist study and practice, or just need some advice on issues, you are welcome to book an appointment with Mandi on + 27 62 913 4436. Interviews will be scheduled for Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, and Thursday 14 mornings, as well as some limited slots available on the afternoons of Wednesday 12  and Thursday 13 March.

Cost: A suggested donation of R100 each for the evening talks, or R150 for both evenings. No one will be turned away due to a lack of finance.

Of French descent, Lama Rinchen Palmo is a highly experienced meditation teacher who has spent over 12 years in retreat and has previously assisted with the supervision of the long retreats on Holy Isle. She is specialized in the Vajrayana practices of Tibetan Buddhism. She is one of the three Western female lamas who have been appointed within the Samye Ling mandala and is well known for her compassionate and down-to-earth style of teaching. She currently resides in Belgium where she divides her time between the Samye Dzong Brussels Centre and the Samye Meditation Gardens retreat centre in the countryside near the French border, which promotes both outer and inner ecology.


March 13 @ 7:00 pm
March 14 @ 8:30 pm
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43 Floss Street, Kensington
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2094 South Africa
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