A new Program Series is starting at White Lotus. Khenpo Molam will teach on important Buddhist philosophical texts in the series that begins with:
The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas, a text by Ngülchi Thogmay Zangpo
Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 and January 5, 12 and 19
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Additional dates may be added as we assess our progress.
Suggested donation for each session is $10 but any amount over or under that is gratefully appreciated. You may pay at the door or ahead of time here:
About the Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas
It is said that the instructions in this short text teach us how to better our lives. A bodhisattva is one who is training his or her mind in bodhicitta, awakened mind, with the compassionate wish to guide all beings to enlightenment. Our precious teacher, the great master H. E. Garchen Rinpoche, a present day bodhisattva, says that this text – the combined essence of the sutras, tantras and their commentaries – is like his own heart. He suggests reading a verse or two each day, deeply contemplating the meaning and making effort to put it into practice. Rinpoche says that, apart from this, there is no other Dharma to be practiced.
Khenpo Konchok Molam is uniquely qualified to teach on this text as he spent eleven years teaching Buddhist philosophical texts at Kagyu College in Dehra Dun, India. This followed his own completion of the 11 year curriculum there. Although many feel this text is relatively easy to understand at first reading, Khenpo will delve into the deeper levels of profound meaning in each verse. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q & A.
We invite everyone to join us for this special opportunity to hear the Dharma and deeply contemplate the meaning and significance.