Stages of the Path – Lamrim Part 1

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Geshe Thinley will be leading a discussion on the Stages of the path. This is a step-by-step approach to the Buddha’s teachings originally set out by the great Atisha. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that is easy to understand, scholars and practitioners rely on its authoritative presentation as a gateway that leads to a full understanding of the teachings. Read more…

Contemplating the Heart Sutra

Join us as Dr. Nora and Luis explorer the Heart Sutra, a short prayer sutra loved and revered in all Buddhist traditions. Serious practitioners memorize and recite the sutra as part of their meditation practice. This sacred text gives the student closer to understanding the concept of emptiness which he terms, no separate self, which is not easy to grasp. Read more…

Preparing for the Refuge Vows

This class is for anyone who is contemplating on taking the refuge vows. Taking the refuge vows is generally considered to be the doorway to the learning and incorporating the Buddhist tenets into one’s life. The aim is to provide the student with the understanding the what, why and how before making the commitment to take the refuge vows. Read more…