TAWANG, Oct 25: A seminar on ‘Cultivation of a healthy mind’ and ‘The Understanding of Classical Indian Philosophy’ with Ven. Anyi Yangchen la was held at Kalawangpo Hall on Tuesday.
The seminar under the ‘Arunachal Mindfulness Project’ was organised by the Flowering Dharma society in collaboration with the Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik (Chos-Rig) Affairs, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and supported by Losel Nyinje Charitable Society and Bharat-Tibet Sahayog Manch, Tawang.
The project aims to inculcate and promote the values of love and compassion, Secular Ethics, Education and Ecology.
Ven. Anyi la (Lisa V Blake from USA), an experienced practitioner and teacher of meditation was awarded the National Association of Professional Women’s Wellness Award in 2009 and is currently the meditation trainer in District Institute of Education and Training, Leh Ladakh.
In his welcome address, MLA Tsering Tashi exhorted all the participants to listen and learn about the General Philosophy of Buddha Dharma. He spoke about the initiative being taken up to promote Bhoti language so as to nourish the culture and identity and help people understand the religious texts thereby bringing about change in their outlook.
Chairman DoKAA Jambey Wangdi while giving the synopsis, cited the opportunity as one of the rarest and requested everyone especially the students and the beginners to grasp and avail the maximum of wisdom and knowledge. He also informed about the overwhelming support shown by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu for the conduct of the seminar.
During the seminar, Ani Yangchen la dealt at length on the Quest of Siddhartha Gautam before achieving enlightenment to find inner peace and answers to the existence of profound suffering , Nalanda Tradition, Eight Worldly Concerns in Buddhism, Middle Path, Precious Human Life, Mindfulness, Impermanence and Analytic Contemplation. The seminar also saw Ven. Ani la taking questions of the participants in the Interactive session and demonstrating steps of Analytic Meditation.
The first volume of ‘Seeds of Nirvana’, a guidebook on pilgrimage sites of Monyul , published by the Department of Karmik and Adhyatmik Affairs was also released on the occasion.
The seminar was attended by DC Tawang Sang Phuntsok, Chairperson Zilla Parishad. Jambey Tsering, SP Tawang MK Meena, monks, nuns, Govt. Officers & Officials, Public leaders and students. DIPRO