Sundays, July 11 – September 12 10:00 am to Noon (Pacific)
No session on Aug. 22
Tendremos traducción simultánea al español para las enseñanzas de Acharya Tashi de los domingos.
10:00 am – Opening chants and meditation
10:30 am – Teaching by Acharya Tashi
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 writings of 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.
Register to receive links for the Zoom session and a resource page that will hold recordings of Acharya’s teaching sessions and a PDF of the related text, The Treatise on Pointing Out the Tathāgata Heart by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje.
Once registered, you will receive a reminder email with the Zoom information. No need to register again for subsequent sessions.
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.
Miguel Sawaya was trained as a Tibetan-language interpreter in Nepal and has been serving in that capacity since 2011. He has offered his translation skills to Nalandabodhi for various programs and classes over the past year and is currently pursuing a doctorate in religious studies.