Friday, June 25th 7:30 PM Melbourne Time
In order to better support our International Community with the foundational Buddhist teachings and the Kalachakra Ngondro in many languages, Khentrul Rinpoche has kindly agreed to offer a teacher training program. Some people have confusion about who can teach Dharma to whom and what. For some students they believe only a Vajra master can teach while others may have a more flexible position. In this talk Rinpoche will help us understand the various levels of teachers through root Guru that we may encounter on our path and how all of them have something to offer us. This way he will answer questions to what kind of qualities someone needs to have to become a Dharma teacher. A person may be qualified to teach beginner meditation and have different qualities then a student teaching Buddhist Philosophy or the Kalachakra Ngondro.
In Tibet is quite common for senior students in the monastery to teach more junior monks. The Lamas do not teach all the details or lead all the practices sessions of retreats and practices. They are led by students. As our global community is mainly lay practioners we also need to develop a broad and flexible approach to be able to benefit our full community.
The teacher training program will start at the end of 2021/ beginning of 2022. For those who are interested in teaching Buddhist fundamentals or the Kalachakra ngondro in various languages to the community, Rinpoche encourages you to take his Ngondro Course and Foundations of Dharma course he is offering this year. Also he says that we need a variety of skills and qualities to be an effective teacher. So if you have aspiration to help others through the Dharma, then this is an opportunity to consider.
The teacher training program is open to bilingual applicants. You must must be able to speak English or Tibetan for Rinpoche to properly access your personal qualities. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have in this public information session. Applications for the teacher training program and more information will be available following this session.
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