On Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 pm, all are invited to the West Tisbury library for a talk with dharma teacher Tsony. This event, presented by Martha’s Vineyard Bodhi Path Buddhist Center, will address the importance of appreciating the whole cycle of impermanence: “We usually appreciate only half of the cycle of impermanence. We can accept birth but not death; accept gain but not loss. By remembering the changeability and impermanence of causes and conditions, both positive and negative, we can use them to our advantage. Wealth, health, peace, and fame are just as temporary as their opposites,” Tsony says. This event is free and open to the public.
A Buddhist monk for more than 25 years, Tsony completed two traditional three-year retreats under the guidance of the great meditation master Gendun Rinpoche. He was the abbot of Kundreul Ling Monastery in France for 15 years, and has taught at Bodhi Path centers since 1999. In 2007, he left the monastic community, and has devoted his time to teaching Tibetan Buddhism and meditation practice. He is the resident teacher at the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center in Natural Bridge, Va.