Tuesdays JAN 11 – MARCH 1, 2022
6:00pm – 7:30pm PST
Recently Launched FPMT Pilot Program!
* This course will be offered ONLINE via Zoom – a link will be emailed to you upon completion of registration *
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Buddhism is based on fundamental truths that point to the principal levels of reality that the Buddha discerned and then taught throughout his life, including most notably the two truths and the four noble truths.
In this module, we will explore the nature of these and other core truths of Buddhism, utilizing the Dalai Lama’s mode of presentation based in logic that establishes a framework for the path to enlightenment which is suitable for people with a modern rational outlook.
This module is open to all interested students — the classes in the Exploring Buddhism program do not have to be taken in order.
Previous study of at least some modules of Discovering Buddhism, or the equivalent, is highly recommended, however. Students are welcome to review the class syllabus for more information on topics that will be covered. To view the draft syllabus, click here
ABOUT THE TEACHER
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):||Tuesdays JAN 11 - MARCH 1, 2022|
|Times:||6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Type of event:||Exploring Buddhism|
|Number of sessions:||8|
|Level:||Previous study highly recommended|
|Participation:||Try out week one or two or commit to the full course|
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