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Dharma Foundation Study in Singapore and Australia

Students who requested taking refuge from Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje at the teaching in Singapore

During the month of June and July, Ven. Lama Dondrup gave a series of open teaching based around the syllabus of the Dharma Foundation Study in Singapore and Australia. All the sessions were well attended by many long-time students and new participants.

The main theme of the teaching centred upon the right kind of conduct in daily activities that does not compromise our own welfare and that of the multitude. Daily activities, far from being mundane and stressful, can serve as great opportunities to develop the right kind of mindfulness in Dharma practice, that gives rise to the karmic condition of harmony. Many examples reflecting the current condition of the world were given by Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje to illustrate the practicality of applying Dharma teaching in daily life that can generate win-win conditions for all concerned.

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje giving teaching at the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Sydney

Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje explained to the students that the karmic fruition we are presently experiencing is the result of the ripening of karmic conditions we have generated in the past and have nothing to do with any accidental circumstances caused by other sources. We should therefore value each moment in our lives with the perspective that our response to what we are experiencing will determine what kind of karmic condition is awaiting us at a later time. Otherwise, even if we chance upon a shower of great fortune, those who remain continuously self-absorbed with wrong view will not benefit from the blessing of this karmic connection. Ven. Lama Dondrup Dorje will conduct more teaching on Dharma Foundation Study in Singapore around September and in Australia during November. For details, please click Teaching Schedule.