On “most” Tuesdays and Thursday, at 4 pm (as long as there are no other programs or group activities going on, please check in with us if you want to join)
Dharma is a Sanskrit word and can not be translated with one word into modern western languages. In Buddhism it refers to the teachings of the Buddha.
In our Dharma talk we talk and discuss important Buddhist concepts and how to understand them, apply them in our daily live and so go from understanding to living the Dharma.
The talks/debates are lead by our beloved Ven. Kading.
VEN KAT, LOBSANG KADING
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” -Margaret Meade
Spending part of her childhood in Africa instilled in her a deep appreciation for beauty and simplicity. Kat attended school at Nairobi International School, played violin professionally, studied with British Riding Academy and Ethnomusicology at UCSC.
Passion and belief in successful evolution for humankind drive Kat. During her early twenties, Kat worked for the president of a fast-growing start-up fulfilling multi-national contracts with royalty and governments. This extraordinary experience implanted the confidence in her that any problem can be solved while having lots of fun. For the next 30+ years, she launched successful start-ups in catering, film, fine art publishing, a school, a newspaper, and developing products benefiting rural communities globally. With two pre-school sons, Kat moved to the wilderness in Southeast Arizona where she built their homes.
In 2002 in the same wilderness, she met Geshe Michael, and life changed. She gave away businesses, sold land, and moved to Diamond Mountain. For the next nine years, she helped build and operate the first buildings on the land as a volunteer. In her exuberance, she also completed advanced coursework; finished a 3-year retreat; became an ordained nun; worked for the Asian Classics Institute; and helped launch the Sedona College of International Management in Arizona.
Now joyfully back at Diamond Mountain, Kat serves as caretaker for retreaters and ceremonies, continues studying and volunteering for world-view groups.
How Understanding Karma and the Buddhist Principles has helped her:
Using the four steps and the four powers has given me a logically-proven way to tailor-make my life. It’s been super-fun to practice and watch relationships shift, beautiful homes appear, health restored and wisdom spread, with happiness and freedom in others around me, too.