Lecture - Opening the Heart: Arousing the Mind of Universal Kindness."

March 6, 2017

CES at Frostburg State University

The eighth century Indian master Shantideva said, "The mind of universal kindness is like the magical elixir that turns base metals into gold. It transforms an ordinary person into one on the party of growth and happiness." Love and kindness are mental archetypes that all beings possess. The more we strengthen them, the more beneficial we become to others and ourselves. Buddhism presents numerous contemplative techniques for intensifying and enchanting these archetypes, until they achieve full maturity and universality.Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, who was chosen at age 14 to study at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, the private school of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, leads the lecture. The free program will be held in the Lane University Center's Atkinson Room.