Buddhist Philosophy: Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand

Announcements

February 21 – April 4, 2019
Thursday, 7-8:30 PM

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe hopes this course (and the ensuing series of related Thursday night courses) will provide students with what they need to achieve their own personal goals, whether that be to develop a calmer mind by taming emotions, to deepen true compassion, and/or to firmly place your feet on the path to enlightenment.

This is the second of a series of courses that Kushok will teach on the Lamrim from the text Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand – A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment by Pabongka Rinpoche. In his 24 day discourse, Pabongka condensed both Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment and Tsong Khapa’s masterwork The Great Stages of the Path to Enlightenment to brilliantly illuminate their core teachings that trace back to Shakyamuni Buddha in an unbroken lineage. For that reason, this text is considered one of the 18 great Jangchub Lamrim texts of the Gelugpa lineage.

Kushok wishes to guide new and current students through the Preliminaries, Preparatory Rites, and the Foundations of the Path. For those students who wish to continue through the series, these three topics will provide a foundation for understanding Pabgongka’s further teachings on the Small, Medium and Great Scope. This course will commence from where Kushok left off during the last series. We will update the calendar regularly to ensure it reflects where exactly we are in the text.

COURSE MATERIAL:
A syllabus will be provided and will outline weekly topics and readings. Please note – there will be homework on occasion. Students are encouraged to bring their own texts to each class.

COURSE TEXT:
Liberation in the Palm of your Hand – A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment by Pabongka Rinpoche, edited by Trijang Rinpoche (New Revised Edition 2006). Texts and ebooks are available on line at Amazon, and we have a few texts available in our library.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Anyone with an interest in philosophical study is welcome to attend this course.

INSTRUCTOR:
Please visit http://www.gsl-ab.ca/spiritual-director/ to learn more about our Spiritual Director Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe.

COURSE DATES:
Course runs 7:00-8:30 p.m. Thursdays from February 21 to April 4.

COURSE FEE:
Your investment is $80 for 7 weeks.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
February 18, 2019.

HOW TO REGISTER:
Register online through Sumac by clicking this link (preferred). If you are unable to register online, please contact our office using the phone number or email listed below.

Contact: Gaden Samten Ling Office
Email: info@gsl-ab.ca
Phone: 780-479-0014

WHAT TO BRING:
– Notebook
– Pen
– Text
– Shawl to keep warm
– Whatever else you need to be comfortable
– Note: Meditation cushions and chairs are provided

REFUND POLICY:
If you cannot attend the course, please contact the Gaden Samten Ling Office for details as soon as possible.

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