Transforming our Emotions through the Six Lokas
Welcome to the Six Lokas Meditation Course. This course will give you a thorough introduction to the Six Lokas practices of the Bön Buddhist tradition.
September 17 – November 7, 2021
At one time or another each of us suffer strong emotions that throw us off balance, cause us to act in ways that we later regret, and make us lose touch with our true nature. Centuries ago the masters of the Bön lineage developed the meditations of the Six Lokas specifically to remedy this situation, to help us live our lives in a balanced and relaxed way.
The meditations focus on the root causes of our suffering: anger, desire, greed, ignorance, jealousy, pride and laziness. Through each meditation we examine our habitual patterns so that we may recognize them, then through the enlightened energy of the Buddhas to purify and transform us so that we and all other beings might not continue to suffer in this way. The practices have a deep healing and transformative power, and are traditionally practiced at length as a preliminary to dzogchen contemplation.
Cancelation fee for paid courses: $25 dollars prior to or during the first week of the course. No cancellations thereafter.
Study the emotions relationships deeply through the companion text Opening the Heart of Compassion.
Students work with the online materials according to their own schedules. However, as a general guideline we suggest that students make available – 1 hour each seven days to enjoy the teaching videos, 30 – 90 minutes each morning during the course to experience the formal meditation practices (don’t worry if you miss a practice but try not to); and between 1 to 2 hours per week for journaling and participating in online discussions.
1. Introduction to the Six Lokas
This section provides an excellent foundation for your meditation practice, with a thorough overview, and an introductory meditation practice. Familiarize yourself with the online course format, meet your classmates from around the world.
2. The Hell Realms
Transforming our Anger into Love
3. The Hungry Ghost Realm
Transforming our Greed into Generosity
4. The Animal Realm
Transforming our Ignorance into Wisdom
5. The Human Realm
Transforming our Jealousy into Openness
6. The Demigod Realm
Transforming our Pride into Peacefulness
7. The God Realm
Transforming our Laziness into Compassion
The course videos were produced in HD, for the highest quality playback on fast network connections. All 17 videos in the course scale back for slower broadband connections, and also will play on iPads and other mobile devices. We think you will find the course stimulating, educational, and a great support to transforming how you work with emotions within your life.
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