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Wellington Buddhist Centre.

September BOTM is

This Precious Life
by Khandro Rinpoche

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Current Practice
The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation
By Geshe Langri Tangpa

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Please contemplate the third and fourth verses, trying to develop an understanding and applying it in daily life.

The Eight Verses can be found on
page 92 of Buddhism: Ancient Medicine for Healing Modern Minds by Venerable Tenzin, which you can download here.

Verse Three
May I examine my mind in all action,
And as soon as a negative state occurs,
Since it endangers myself and others,
May I firmly face and avert it.

Verse Four
When I see beings of a negative disposition
Or those oppressed by negativity or pain,
May I, as if finding a treasure, consider them
precious,
For they are rarely met.
Our friend Ayya Yeshe from Bodhicitta Foundation is trying to collect some pre-school picture books for the children living in poverty in India. Bright books with simple English words and appealing pictures preferred.

Do you have some second hand books? Are you happy to donate some new or used books? Please let us know on 68454661. Or you can drop them into the centre in Wellington during opening hours.

Please only clean books in good condition.
TOYS are also needed urgently. Soft clean toys can also be donated through us contact us for how to donate. Thanks!
Geshe Langri Tangpa found at www.rigpawiki.org
A big thank you to Rex for her kind and generous donation to Wellington Buddhist Centre!
Due to kind donations we are ongoingly, patiently transforming the centre from its nursery origins into a refuge place.

We have had fantastic feedback, such as: "we are pleased you are here," "nice protection space," "healing place," "nice to have a connection," "
happy you follow His Holiness the Dalai Lama."

We are continually running workshops based on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings which are pertinent to time and place.

“When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.”
Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron