Events and Courses: Venerable Thubten Chodron – Searching For The Self

Drawing from the seventh and newest volume of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series with the Dalai Lama, Venerable Chodron will explore the subject of emptiness, one of the most central teachings in Buddhism. Searching for the Self delves deeply into the topic of the ultimate nature of reality, presenting it from a variety…
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Events and Courses: H.E. Dagyab Kyabgon Rinpoche – The Graduated Path in 60 Verses Part 3

Based on his own composition, these recordings of the oral teachings by the great Tibetan master Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche present a compact summary of the entire step-by-step path to Buddhahood. Tailored for the 21st century, these teachings are presented with Dagyab Rinpoche’s characteristic warmth and wisdom. These teachings were given by Dagyab Rinpoche in English…
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Blog Posts: The Brahmin Student – from Jataka Tale #12

In one of his past lives, the Buddha was the diligent student of a pious and learned teacher who wanted to test the character of his students. He told them about the hardships of poverty and that only wealth can relieve the pains of it. The teacher said one of the methods of gaining wealth…
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Events and Courses: MASTER CLASS: Pramana of Dharmakirti Part 3 – Truth and Reasoning – Demo Rinpoche

Reasoning and logic are essential in order to reveal what is in fact true and reliable knowledge. Pramana is a Sanskrit term that Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist traditions use to refer to the elements necessary to recognize how knowledge is understood, and how its veracity and reliability can be ascertained. Drawing from Dharmakirti’s Compendium of…
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Events and Courses: David Mellins, PhD – Indian Philosophies on the Eve of Buddha’s Enlightenment

David Mellins on the purpose of this teaching While systematic schools of Indian philosophy had yet to be formalized as textual traditions in the 6th century BCE when Gautama Buddha attained his enlightenment, the ascetic mendicant Gautama encountered, studied and ultimately refuted a broad range of doctrines professing pathways to wisdom and spiritual emancipation. This…
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Events and Courses: H.E. Dagyab Kyabgon Rinpoche – The Logic of Tantra (2022)

Buddhist Tantra, a special Mahayana Buddhist practice transmitted and practiced for centuries, was brought from India to Tibet. It is based entirely on the realization of emptiness and the pursuit of the welfare of all beings. Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche has been teaching Buddhist Tantra for decades in the West and East and is considered one…
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Events and Courses: H.E. Dagyab Kyabgon Rinpoche – The Graduated Path in 60 Verses (2022)

Based on his own composition, these recordings of the oral teachings by the great Tibetan master Dagyab Kyabgön Rinpoche present the classical step-by-step method in a compact summary of the entire path to Buddhahood. Tailored for the 21st century, these teachings are based on tradition in the best sense with Dagyab Rinpoche’s characteristic warmth and…
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Events and Courses: Roger Jackson – Rebirth: Guide to Mind, Karma and Cosmos in the Buddhist World (2022)

Rebirth, or reincarnation, was assumed by most premodern Buddhists – and is believed by many modern Buddhists – to be “the way things are” for sentient beings in the cosmos: we have lived before, and likely we will live again. Combining lecture, discussion, and guided meditation, this workshop will situate the Buddhist idea of rebirth…
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Events and Courses: Anthony King, PhD – Neurobiology of Mindfulness-based Pain Management (2021)

Pain is an inevitable part of life. Chronic pain disorders like chronic lower back pain, migraines /headaches, injuries, neuralgia, and fibromyalgia are a major source of suffering and disability, affecting tens of millions of people in the USA alone. Buddhism has the metaphor of the “two arrows” – the pain caused by any misfortune is…
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Events and Courses: Venerable Thubten Chodron – Library of Wisdom and Compassion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron have been developing a comprehensive multi-volume resource guide for all levels of interest in Buddhism’s foundational teachings. Ven. Chodron will touch on topics of the first six, such as the Foundations of Buddhist Practice, Samsara, Nirvana, Buddha Nature and Great Compassion and also talk about working…
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