Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: The Great Scope

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Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: The Great Scope
January 17 – 31, 2023
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:45 PM MST
In-Person & Zoom
By Donation (Suggested Donation is $20 – $45)

Spiritual Director Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe welcomes new and returning students to join him for a 3-week Buddhist philosophy course that begins The Great Scope, from the Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand series.

SERIES DESCRIPTION:

LIBERATION IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND: A CONCISE DISCOURSE ON THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand is a transcript of an oral discourse on the Lam Rim (the stages of the path to enlightenment) given by Pabongka Rinpoche, one of the most influential Gelug lamas of the 20th century. In his 24-day discourse, Pabongka condenses both Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment and Tsong Khapa’s masterwork The Great Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. He brilliantly illuminates these core teachings that trace back to Shakyamuni Buddha from an unbroken lineage. For that reason, this text is considered one of the 18 great Jangchub Lam Rim texts of the Gelugpa lineage. Our Society follows the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Great Scope is the path taken by persons who have the highest motivation which is to develop the mind of enlightenment (Bodhicitta)—the wish to become a Buddha for the welfare of all sentient beings. The teachings will cover topics such as the advantages of the mind of enlightenment and how it can be developed and perfected. Pabongka Rinpoche began his teachings on the Great Scope on the 16th day of his 24-day discourse. This topic is extensive and will take multiple courses to complete. Kushok wishes to dedicate Tuesday courses on an ongoing basis to this topic.

COURSE TEXT:

Liberation in the Palm of your Hand — A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment, Pabongka Rinpoche, edited by Trijang Rinpoche, new revised edition 2006. It may be difficult to purchase a hardcopy of this text, however, a digital copy can be purchased from FPMT. We also sell some copies at our bookstore.

INVESTMENT:

We are offering this three-week course by donation. As a not-for-profit society, we greatly appreciate your donation. It will be used to sustain our society and support our Spiritual Director, so that we may continue to offer quality programming. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Donations can be made at the Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Mediation Society’s Canada Helps page using the link below. Donations can be made under the “General Programming & Operations” heading. Please note the name of the course (Great Scope) in the “Include a message for this charity” box. Please contact the office at [email protected] if you require assistance.

The suggested donation for this course is $20 – $45. Thank you!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Please register by Friday, January 13. The Zoom link will be sent by Monday, January 16.

IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE:

This course will be held at the Alberta Centre for Peace and Meditation, 11403-101 Street, Edmonton, AB T5G 2A9. Students are welcome to attend in person or online via Zoom.

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE:

For your convenience, all registered students will receive the Zoom link to the course. Members will have access to class recordings. Not a member? Join today!

VIDEO PRIVACY NOTIFICATION:  

We are using Zoom meetings to provide the Teachings and events online. We are recording these Zoom livestream events as videos. We may offer these videos online through our Membership Portal.

If you do not wish to have your face recorded during the Zoom livestream events, please turn off your camera.  If you have questions regarding how we are protecting personal information, please see our website at the link below. 

Privacy Policy and Notification of Photos and Videos – Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Society (gsl-ab.ca)

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS:

Please note photos and videos may be taken for promotional purposes. Our Privacy Contact is Andrew Patton, 780-479-0014, [email protected].

HEALTH & SAFETY:

Please note that we will be abiding by the current provincial guidelines regarding masking and physical distancing requirements. If you are feeling unwell, we kindly ask that you attend class virtually and join us in-person when you are not symptomatic.

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