Mitra Tyler Dewar brings together the paramitas of joyful diligence and meditation in a talk presented virtually via Zoom.
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The six paramitas, or the six transcendences, are a common fixture of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. One who intends to bring benefit to those around them practices these paramitas to develop deep understanding and cultivate skillful action.
In semi-annual cycles, Nalandabodhi devotes a calendar month to emphasizing the study and practice of each of the six paramitas as taught in Mahayana Buddhism.
Mitra Tyler Dewar was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. He has been engaged in the study and practice of Buddhism since 1996, becoming a student of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche two years later. He began studying the Tibetan language in 1997, and became an oral interpreter and textual translator for Nitartha Institute and Nalandabodhi in 2000.
He joined the faculty of Nitartha Institute in 2003 and was appointed as a senior teacher in Nalandabodhi in 2005. He has served as an oral interpreter for lineage-holding masters of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. A musician and singer, he has participated in the creation of several “melodized” liturgies and dharma songs.