Tickets Now on Sale for Eight Verses of Training the Mind: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gyuto Vajrayana Center, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in San Jose, CA, today announced that tickets for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's teaching on October 12, 2010 are now on sale.
The Gyuto Center hosted His Holiness in 2007 for a 2-day teaching in San Francisco and is honored that the Dalai Lama has accepted their invitation to return to the Bay Area.
His Holiness will give a teaching entitled, "Eight Verses of Training the Mind: Awakening the Heart of Compassion." Written by 11th-century master Langri Tangpa, Eight Verses of Training the Mind is a classic text in the genre of lojong, or mind training. Lojong focuses on purifying one's attitudes to awaken an altruistic heart through methods such as developing appropriate regard for self and others, turning obstacles into opportunities for positive change, and cultivating compassion for all beings. The Dalai Lama describes this work as one of his main sources of inspiration.
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Place: San Jose Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos Street
Tickets: $40.00 for adults; $20.00 for students; Free for children under 7
Information for purchasing tickets is available at www.gyutocenter.org
The teaching will be translated into Mandarin, Mongolian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Sign Interpretation will also be provided.
For information about media accreditation, please visit http://www.gyutocenter.org/events/dalai-lama-visit/136-media-accreditation.html
About the Gyuto Vajrayana Center
The Gyuto Vajrayana Center is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in San Jose, California. Since its founding in 2000 by Venerable Thupten Donyo, the Gyuto Center has provided Buddhist teachings and ceremonies for the Silicon Valley community. Affiliated with the Gyuto Tantric Monastic University in Dharamsala, India, the Gyuto Center also managed the 2007 North American tour of the Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir and is planning another tour that will take place in 2011. Dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture and the promotion of ecumenical cooperation, the Gyuto Center is developing plans to build a traditional monastery and community center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
SOURCE Gyuto Vajrayana Center