This course, taught by senior monk, Venerable Steve Carlier (Thubten Sherab), started on May 6 and will end on July 23 – ten classes in all.*
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.
*No class the week of July 1st, as Chöden Rinpoche will be teaching here at LMB, and Ven. Steve will be interpreting for that. Check the calendar carefully.
|Date(s):||Tuesdays, through July 23 (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.|
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