A spider? Mindfulness and purpose in making its web - symbolic of creating meaning and happiness in yours?

As many of us begin a New Year looking for meaning and purpose in our lives, I recently heard about this visit that I felt I should share.

I think the opportunities to hear a Buddhist Lama speaking on 3rd and 4th February on the topics of mindfulness and on creating meaning and happiness in life may be of great interest to members of both the International and Dutch communities in the Hilversum and Baarn areas.

Tibetan Buddhist Lama, Geshe Pema Dorjee, is visiting the Netherlands for the first time from Dharamsala, India. Pema Dorjee is the director of the Bodong Research and Publication Center in Dharamsala, where he is responsible for reviving and promoting the Bodong Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, on the advice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has previously been Director of the Tibetan Children’s Village School (TCV) and Principal of the College for Higher Tibetan Studies Sarah, both located in Dharamsala.

Geshe Pema Dorjee has since 1997 travelled to many countries of the world to give teachings, retreats and workshops and to raise funds for his humanitarian work and charitable projects in the North of India and Nepal. You can find more information on Geshe Pema Dorjee attached.

Please come and let yourself be inspired at the following talks

Thursday, 3rd February, 2011:
20:00 – 22:00: MINDFULNESS
How to Create Mindfulness and Compassion in our Western Culture.
Venue: MEC SPIRIT, Javalaan 24, 3742 CP BAARN
Registration: bodong.mindfulness@gmail.com by 31st January, 2011 (limited seating).
Admission: € 20 p.p.

Friday, 4th February, 2011:
Venue: VIOLENSCHOOL IPS, Rembrandtlaan 30, HILVERSUM
Registration: bodong.lumla@gmail.com by 31st January, 2011 (limited seating).
Admission: €20 p.p.

Please note the two different email addresses for registration.

All proceeds from both events will go towards the building of a Nunnery/Girl’s School in Lumla, Arrunachal Pradesh, India (further information on project attached).