Turning Away from Samsara*?
How and Why ?

Presented by Philippe Cornu .

Please note - This event is in french

To give up our preconceived ideas about life is neither easy nor pleasant. Yet overlooking this important step can easily influence our spiritual path in such a way that it becomes a mere quest for feeling good personally.

Reflecting on the qualities of human life, impermanence, karma and the defects of samsara* - also called the Four Thoughts - is meant to help the beginning practitioner to enter the Buddhist path. In order for these reflections to have an impact and transform our being, it is crucial to apply them ourselves. This way they do not remain as an abstract concept.

During this weekend, presented by Philippe Cornu we will receive teachings and participate in contemplations that will bring the misunderstandings surrounding these crucial notions to light and reveal their significance and benefit.

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* In Buddhism, the Sanskrit ‘samsara’ refers to the cycle of conditioned existence which is characterized by suffering and dissatisfaction.

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PhilCornu Bio iconePhilippe Cornu

is the Honorary President of the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IEB), University Professor in Buddhism and History of Religions at UCL (Belgium) and Lecturer in O Languages in Paris (INALCO) and the ISTR (Catholic Institute of Paris).

He is the author of many books, including "The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Buddhism" (Seuil, 2006) and "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" (Buchet-Chastel, 2009), is an unprecedented translation of Tibetan and commented on this classic of Tibetan Buddhism.

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