Wednesday, Nov 13

Reverend Heng Sure will introduce the Dasha Bhumika Sutra – the Scripture on the Ten Grounds, in this Wednesday evening public talk, with future talks on the same topic to be scheduled in the months to come.

This sutra is about the levels that a bodhisattva achieves in the progression from the first direct experience of ultimate reality up to the fully enlightened state of a buddha.

In the Tibetan tradition, we see these chapters mentioned in Chandrakirti’s Commentaries on the Middle Way (Madhyamaka-avatara and Madhyamaka-avatara-bhashya), which are structured around these Ten Grounds. Students of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association tend to study sutras more directly. Reverend Heng Sure just happens to have been teaching on the Dasha Bhumika Sutra extensively earlier this year.

Reverend Heng Sure is one of the most well-known monks from DRBA, residing at their Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and traveling extensively to teach and attend inter-faith events especially in Asia, Australia, and North America. His talks are fun, mixed-media events.

From the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery website:

Dharma Master Heng Sure was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1976. For the sake of world peace, he undertook an over six hundred mile pilgrimage from South Pasadena to Ukiah, repeatedly taking three steps and one bow to cover the entire journey. In the entire two years taken to make the pilgrimage, he observed a practice of total silence. Rev. Heng Sure has an M.A. in Oriental Languages from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He serves as the Managing Director of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and teaches on the staff at the Institute for World Religions. He lectures on the Avamtasak Sutra at the Berkeley Monastery every Saturday evening. He is actively involved in interfaith dialogue and in the ongoing conversation between spirituality and technology.

Date(s): Wednesday, Nov 13
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Instructor/Leader: Reverend Heng Sure
Type of event: open talk
Number of sessions: 1, with future talks to be scheduled
Level: intermediate
Participation: drop-ins welcome
Location: Main Gompa
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