New FPMT Pilot Program!
Tuesdays, March 15th – April 26th, 2022
6:00pm – 7:30pm PST
* This course will be offered ONLINE via Zoom *
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Join us for Exploring the Path! This class will provide a concise overview of the whole path to enlightenment as presented in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Topics include:
- Three Principal Aspects of the Path and Relying on a Guru
- Precious Human Rebirth and Impermanence/Death
- Lower Realms, Refuge, and Karma
- Bodhichitta and the Six Perfections
- Concentration and Wisdom
We’ll also cover how, and why, to meditate on the complete teachings of Buddha in a practice-oriented way.
This class is open to all interested students.
Some previous study of at least some modules of Discovering Buddhism, or the equivalent, is highly recommended. Students are welcome to review the class syllabus for more information on topics that will be covered.
Don Handrick is a touring teacher for the FPMT, sharing the Dharma with centers and study groups in North America and other parts of the world, both in-person and online. From 2006 through 2020, he served as the resident teacher at Thubten Norbu Ling, in Santa Fe, NM. During that time, he also taught regularly at for Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center in Taos, NM, and volunteered for the Liberation Prison Project, teaching Buddhism once a month at a prison in nearby Santa Rosa. Beginning in 2016, Don became a touring teacher forhalf of each year, visiting and teaching at other centers around the world. Since 2012 he has been an active member of the Interfaith Leadership Alliance of Santa Fe.
Don has received teachings from many esteemed lamas in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Ribur Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok. In 1998 he attended the FPMT’s Masters Program of Buddhist Studies in Sutra and Tantra, a seven-year residential study program conducted at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Tuscany, Italy. He successfully completed all five subjects of this program in 2004, receiving an FPMT final certificate with high honors. In 2015, he had the honor of being selected to lead the renowned November Course, a one month teaching and meditation retreat held annually at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.
ABOUT THE NEW FPMT EXPLORING BUDDHISM PROGRAM
Exploring Buddhism is a new program currently being developed by FPMT to serve as a bridge between Discovering Buddhism and the Basic Program. It is designed to help students of Buddhism delve more deeply into a broad array of topics that form a solid foundation for furthering one’s study and practice. The program will initially be run as a pilot program in FPMT centers to further test and refine the curriculum.
WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP OUR GOMPA DOORS OPEN DUE TO THE KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY OF FOLKS LIKE YOU. DONATIONS RECEIVED FOR REGISTRATION OF THIS CLASS GO TOWARDS THE UP-KEEP, FUNCTIONING AND RUNNING OF LAND OF MEDICINE BUDDHA
|Date(s):||March 15th - April 26th, 2022 6pm - 7:30pm PST|
|Times:||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Type of event:|
|Number of sessions:||7 consecutive Tuesday Classes|
|Level:||NEW FPMT COURSE! Intermediate (bridge between Discovering Buddhism and Basic Program)|
|Participation:||Advanced registration for this program is required - Registration will be closed after first two sessions|
|Location:||Online Via Zoom|
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Registration and Donations for Exploring Buddhism: Exploring the Path with Don Handrick
Online registration is now closed for this event.