Tuesdays, through June and July (check calendar)

This course, taught by senior monk, Venerable Steve Carlier (Thubten Sherab), started on May 6 and will run through June, and July, once a week, switching to Tuesday nights starting June 4.

This course covers the Special Insight (Tib. lhak-tong; Skt. vipashyana) section of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Middle-Length Lam-Rim, a text which covers the wisdom topics in a different way from the famous Lam-Rim Chenmo by the same author.

Here is a quote by Khensur Jampa Tegchog, with whom Ven. Steve studied and for whom he interpreted for many years, excerpted from a course given at Nalanda Monastery, France, 1988:

Higher seeing [i.e., special insight] is a mind that does not only abide upon the virtuous object without interruption but is also able to analyse the object in great detail. When calm abiding is attained, the joy of “extreme training” of the body and mind arises, and this joy is intensified when higher seeing is attained. With higher seeing one can see more than with calm abiding alone.

Classes are not always on the same day of the week because of other events in the area, several of which Ven. Steve will be interpreting for or attending. For example, Chöden Rinpoche is teaching at LMB July 1, 2, and 3, so this class won’t meet that week. Check the calendar carefully.

Date(s): Tuesdays, through June and July (check calendar)
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event: weekly class
Number of sessions: 10
Level: FPMT Basic Program; Intermediate/Advanced
Participation: Full-time preferred; Auditing allowed.
Location: Main Gompa
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