Aug 27, Sep 3, 10, 17

This course is taught by senior monk, Venerable Steve Carlier (Thubten Sherab), who is fluent in Tibetan and works from the original Tibetan texts to prepare these classes.

After a quick overview of Buddhist tenets, we are now returning to the main text, Lama Tsongkhapa’s Middle-Length Lam-Rim, to learn more about Special Insight. Specifically, we pick up at the section on phenomena. His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains, in How to See Yourself as You Really Are:

Reflecting on how an object is a dependent-arising – arising dependent on causes and conditions, dependent upon its parts, and dependent on thought – greatly helps to overcome the sense that it exists in and of itself. However, if you do not figure out exactly what phenomena are empty of – what is being negated – then at the end of this analysis you will feel that the object does not exist at all.

Come find out what this means.

Date(s): Aug 27, Sep 3, 10, 17
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader:
Type of event: weekly class
Number of sessions: 4
Level: FPMT Basic Program; Internediate/Advanced
Participation: Auditing allowed
Location: Main Gompa
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