Our Buddha Potential - Uttaratantra

Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 10:30 & 2:00

The Sublime Continuum of the Mahayana

Between Oct 14 and Nov 5, on Fridays and Saturdays, Geshe Ngawang Sangye will be teaching Uttaratantra: The Sublime Continuum of the Mahayana, which explains the seven vajra points. One of the vajra points, “basic constituent” or “tathagata essence”, which attracts the interest of many,  is the explanation of how ALL beings have the Buddha Potential.

Buddha, doctrine, community, basic constituent, enlightenment, Qualities, and finally, Buddha activities— The body of the entire treatise is in brief These seven diamond topics.

Maitreya’s Sublime Continuum (Skt. Mahayana-Uttaratantra-Shastra) is one of the major texts studied in all traditions of Tibetan Buddhim. It is one of the five great treatises given by Maitreya to Asanga in Tushita. It is mahayana treatise which explains how to purify the mental continuum. It focuses on how all sentient beings have the buddha potential, in particular the emptiness of the mind that allows evolution to a state of complete enlightenment.

Because a perfect Buddha’s body is pervasive,
Because suchness is without differentiation,
And because a [Buddha] lineage exists, all embodied beings
Are always in possession of a Buddha essence.

Dates and Times

  • Friday, Oct 14 – 7pm
  • Saturday, Oct 15 – 10:30am and 2pm
  • Friday, Oct 28 – 7pm,
  • Saturday Oct 29 – 10:30am and 2pm
  • Friday, Nov 4 – 7pm
  • Saturday, Nov 5 – 3pm

(There is a Jangwa Ritual on Nov 5 at 9:15am performed by Geshe Ngawang Dakpa)

The Gift of Dharma Surpasses All Gifts – Be a Sponsor

Here’s a great opportunity to create skies of merit by sponsoring Dharma teachings!

Sponsoring Dharma teachings is a common practice by our lamas. Lama Zopa Rinpoche often sponsors teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and in the past Rinpoche has sponsored Choden Rinpoche’s teachings at LMB. Dagri Rinpoche and Geshe Ngawang Sangye sponsored Jangtse Choje Rinpoche’s teachings in South India.

The cost to host these teachings include a round-trip airline ticket from India, food, and offerings. We estimate the direct cost for Geshela’s five-week visit to be approximately $4,000. Just a few major sponsors could make it possible to cover the entire cost, allowing Land of Medicine Buddha to offer all the classes for free! Any amount, small or big, is welcome and greatly appreciated.

Sign up online to be a sponsor or click here to contact the Director to discuss options. We thank you in advance for your kind generosity. May all blessings ripen upon you and bring you great happiness and joy!

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Everyone is welcome, no one will be turned away from the Dharma because of lack of funds.

Special Visiting Teacher

Geshe Ngawang Sangye is a Lharampa geshe and is currently one of the leading teachers at Sera. He is a classmate of Dagri Rinpoche and is from the same khangtsen as Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Tegchog. Geshela is also the teacher of Ven. Steve Carlier and Ven. Samten and more recently he has also become the main teacher of Tenzin Puntsog Rinpoche, the reincarnation of Geshe Lama Konchong.

Ven Steve said of Geshela:

While he was Disciplinarian at Sera Je, His Holiness during a public teaching pointed the Head of the Gelugpa and him as two Ladakhi monks who had studied well. That’s pretty amazing. Personally I find him exciting to listen to. His way of teaching is always very animated. He sparkles. He’s scintillating. He’s very good. He’s very learned in all Sutra topics, and especially in Legshe Nyingpo, which was what I first received instruction on from him, and I was enthralled from beginning to end. He’s the main teacher of the Kopan monks at Sera now. His Holiness is very fond of him.

Date(s): Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 10:30 & 2:00
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Geshe Ngawang Sangye
Type of event:
Number of sessions: 8
Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Participation: All are welcome.
Location: Main Gompa
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