10:00 a.m. to Noon on Sundays, July 11 – Sept. 12 (no session on Aug. 22)
According to Tibetan Buddhist teachings, a person’s true nature – buddha nature – is the foundation from which all wisdom develops.
In this series of eight classes, Acharya Tashi will teach on the The Treatise on Pointing Out the Tathāgata Heart by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339) with a focus on bringing the teachings into practice.
In order to discover buddha nature, the meditator needs to know how to meditate correctly, and must properly understand the reasons for practicing.
The writings of the Third Karmapa show how philosophy and practice come together in the development of insight on connecting to buddha nature. These teachings are also valuable in presenting an important aspect of the Shentong view.
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Acharya Tashi Wangchuk is the resident teacher at Nalanda West, Nalandabodhi’s center in Seattle. He also serves as the main acharya overseeing all Nalandabodhi centers in North America.
Born and raised in eastern Bhutan, Acharya Tashi moved to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, at the age of 15. While there, he studied for ten years and graduated from Karma Shri Nalanda Institute, the principal Karma Kagyu monastic college. After his graduation, Acharya Tashi assumed teaching responsibilities for the Karma Kagyu lineage in Hong Kong before returning to Rumtek Monastery to teach at the college from which he graduated.
Following this, Acharya Tashi did editorial work for Nitartha International in Nepal, an educational organization founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche to preserve and digitize endangered Tibetan texts. Acharya Tashi is one of the principal editors working to publish the renowned Eight Great Treatises of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Currently in Seattle, he continues to prepare classical Tibetan texts vital to the Kagyu lineage for publication.