Category Archives: Path of Study

Mahayana: Compassion Without Limit – 2018/2019

New Mahayana

In the Mahayana teachings, we look at the possibility of limitless compassion and bodhichitta, the boundless intention to help all sentient beings. This motivation and its application are based on the crucial Mahayana notion that all sentient beings possess buddha nature, the potential to become a perfect buddha. The studies of personal selflessness in the […]

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Introduction to Buddhism: September–December 2018

Introduction to Buddhism

Wednesday Evenings, September 5, 2018–December 19, 2018 7:00 pm–8:30 pm at Nalanda West Introduction to Buddhism is a 16-week cycle of teachings on introductory and foundational Buddhist topics. In this course we explore the basic principles of Buddhism and lay the foundation for deeper studies, including the introduction of the views of different Buddhist schools. All are […]

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Milarepa, His Disciples, and the Yogic Tradition — April 13–15, 2018

There is no figure more revered by Tibetans than Milarepa, the great eleventh-century poet and saint. An ordinary man who, through sheer force of effort, faith, and perseverance, overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles on the spiritual path to achieve enlightenment in a single lifetime, he stands as an exemplar of what it is to lead a […]

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Hinayana: The Path of The Noble Ones — starting March 28, 2018

Buddhism is a journey into the depths of one’s heart and mind, the inner reality of one’s essence, an exploration of who we are and what we are. This spiritual journey is nothing more and nothing less than discovering this inner reality. — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche  Wednesdays, March 28—July 18, 2018 7:00-8:30 PM Buddhism is not […]

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Book Group: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s The Hundred Verses of Advice — starting March 5, 2018

Seeing the world with all the unspoiled simplicity of a young child, you are free from concepts of beauty and ugliness, good and evil, and no longer fall prey to conflicting tendencies driven by desire or repulsion. ― Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,  from The Hundred Verses of Advice The Hundred Verses of Advice Tibetan Buddhist Teachings […]

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