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A successful FPMT Foundation Service Seminar wraps up on Saturday, October 26. The gathering drew more than 40 people from 17 countries for five full days of sessions on skillfully offering service within the FPMT mandala. Jamyang Buddhist Centre London hosted the event, which was put together by FPMT Education Services.
A collection of FPMT regional coordinators, center directors, spiritual program coordinators, center board members, resident Sangha, interpreters, touring teachers and study group coordinators participated in the seminar, organized around the Four Means of Drawing Sentient Beings. With time for reflection and meditation, participants were led through sessions focusing on various aspects of the Four Means, which are:
- Giving (resources, Dharma, protection from harm, loving kindness)
- Speaking kind words
- Teaching according to the level of the student
- Practicing what you teach
Following the Foundation Services Seminar, many participants are attending a three-day training in order to lead the seminar in their home region, country or center. In this way, they will be able to share inspiration and guidance on skillfully offering service with hundreds of people actively engaged at FPMT centers, projects and services around the world.
Mandala will offer a full report on the gathering in our next issue, January-March 2014.
Mandala brings you news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and of activities, teachings and events from over 160 FPMT centers, projects and services around the globe. If you like what you read on Mandala, consider becoming a Friend of FPMT, which supports our work.
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