Tuesdays, Spring 2016, starting March 29

Course resumes, continuing from previous semesters.

The root text for this course, Sublime Continuum (Uttaratantra) explains our potential for enlightenment by way of ten similes:

Just like a buddha in a decaying lotus, honey amidst bees, a grain in its husk, gold in filth, a treasure underground, a shoot and so on sprouting from a little fruit, a statue of the Victorious One in a tattered rag, a ruler of mankind in a destitute woman’s womb, and a precious image under a layer of clay, this buddha element abides within all sentient beings, obscured by the defilement of the adventitious poisons.

Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra with Commentary,
translated by Rosemarie Fuchs, Snow Lion.

This is a weekly class, on Tuesday nights, 7pm.

The Instructor

steve_LOP2014_300px-webVenerable Steve Carlier is the resident monk at Land of Medicine Buddha who teaches the In-Depth programs. He is fluent in Tibetan and often serves as an oral interpreter for visiting Tibetan masters. Venerable Steve was ordained as a Buddhism monk in 1979 and trained in the traditional Tibetan monastic system for over 20 years.


You will receive materials for this course – readings and other assignments – online, either emailed to you or uploaded to a website.

Benefits of Membership

Scholar-level membership covers donations for regular classes. Look into becoming a Scholar.

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Date(s): Tuesdays, Spring 2016, starting March 29
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event: weekly class
Number of sessions: TBD
Level: FPMT Basic Program; Intermediate/Advanced
Participation: Full-time preferred; Auditing allowed.
Location: Main Gompa
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Registration and Donations for Our Buddha Potential – Spring 2016

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