First Online Teaching Course of the year 2016

 

Teaching on Bodhicaryavatara or Bodhisattva's Way of Life

By Shantideva

 

Shantideva's classic treatise, the Bodhicaryavatara has been the most widely read, cited, and practiced text in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This precious text has been a primary source in Tibetan Buddhist literature on the cultivation of altruism and the Spirit of Awakening.

 

A six week online course on this text will begin on April 7th.

 

The course will meet every Thursday evening at 6PM Pacific Time and will conclude on Thursday May 12th. Each class will begin with a short meditation, followed by teaching and discussion, and will conclude with the dedication of merit.

 

Participants will have opportunity to ask questions during class via web chat. There will also be a chance to schedule a short private interview about dharma practice (not personal issues) with Rinpoche for those who would like to do so. If you miss a class, you can watch the recording later.

 

To register, please contact dharmateachings108@gmail.com before March 15th.

Tuition for the course is $108. We will send you a Paypal request for the tuition when you register.

 

We will use the Padmakara translation of this text, which can be ordered through the publisher here: http://www.shambhala.com/the-way-of-the-bodhisattva-5163.html . It is also available through Amazon and other bookstores.

 

If you have any questions please contact Isabelle Herbert at dharmateachings108@gmail.com, or you may contact Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche directly at tulkuorgyen@gmail.com

 

May All Beings Benefit!

 

 

 

Second Online Teaching Course 2016

 

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tashi Delek!!

 

Teaching on Bodhicaryavatara or Bodhisattva's Way of Life

By Shantideva

 

In the first Online Teaching course, we studied almost half of the Bodhicaryavatara text. Due to Tulku Ogyen's strict schedule, we had to take a break after our last class on May 14th.

The second Online Teaching will be a continuation of the rest of the Bodhicaryavatara text. However, those who are interested in participating in this second Online Teaching will be provided all the recordings of the first Online Teachings given in the last six week course.

 

Second Oline teaching six week online course will begin on July 5th.

The course will meet every Tuesday evening at 6PM Pacific Time and will conclude on Tuesday Aug 9th. Each class will begin with a short meditation, followed by teaching and discussion, and will conclude with the dedication of merit.

 

Participants will have opportunity to ask questions during class via web chat. There will also be a chance to schedule a short private interview about dharma practice (not personal issues) with Rinpoche for those who would like to do so. If you miss a class, you can watch the recording later.

 

To register, please contact dharmateachings108@gmail.com before June 30th.

Tuition for the course is $108. We will send you a Paypal request for the tuition when you register.

 

We will use the Padmakara translation of this text, which can be ordered through the publisher here: http://www.shambhala.com/the-way-of-the-bodhisattva-5163.html. It is also available through Amazon and other bookstores.

 

If you have any questions please contact Isabelle Herbert at dharmateachings108@gmail.com, or you may contact Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche directly attulkuorgyen@gmail.com

 

May All Beings Benefit!

 Online Ngondro Retreat of 2016

 

 

Dear Sangha Members,

 

Last year, we completed a series of Online Teachings on The Words of my Perfect Teacher, an in depth explanation of Ngondro practice.    As an auspicious beginning to the Tibetan New Year, Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche would like to reach out to all who wish to enrich their Ngondro practice by offering an online Ngondro Retreat.    This retreat will be a good clarification for everyone, including those of us who are already doing Ngondro practice, and those who would like to begin.

 

We welcome everyone to join us in this Online Ngondro retreat!

 

This special retreat will take place on Saturday April 16th and Sunday April 17th 2016 from 9AM to noon and 2 PM to 5 Pacific Time both days.

 

To register, please contact dharmateachings108@gmail.com before March 15th.

Suggested donation for the online retreat is $50. We will send you a Paypal request for the donation when you register.

 

If you have any questions please contact Isabelle Herbert at dharmateachings108@gmail.com, or you may contact Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche directly at tulkuorgyen@gmail.com

 

 

May All Beings Benefit!

 

 

 

A message from Tulku about our new 2016 online teachings

 

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tashi Delek!!

 

 Having returned from my personal winter retreat in Pemakod, I now look forward to leading some Dharma study through Online Teachings. As sangha members, the way in which we engage in Buddhadharma is through study and practice. Through study of Dharma, one not only attains knowledge but also inspiration for one's practice. Then, by putting what one has learned though study into practice, one attains the true Wisdom that liberates, and which benefits all beings.

 

From childhood, my life has been dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhadharma, and that continues to this day. Based on my own confidence, and some experience in Dharma that could be beneficial to others, I began the Online Teachings last year with a course on Words of my Perfect Teacher, reaching out to many. This year we will continue with teachings on Bodhicaryavatara, a crucial text for understanding the very essence of our spiritual practice. Therefore, I warmly invite you to join us for this discussion, which will begin in April.

 

After this course, I intent to continue our Online Classes with the study of the sacred Dzogchen texts that are listed on the Odiyana Institute website. One must at least have a basic understanding of these subjects in order to practice Vajrayana Buddhism in a true sense. Likewise, in the near future, for those of you who wish to deepen your understanding in vast and profound Buddhist philosophy, we will continue on to study such texts as Mipham's Beacon of Certainty and Gateway to Knowledge, The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, the Guhyagarbha Tantra, and others.

 

Ever since I was introduced to these subjects, I have had the great fortune to spend much time studying and reflecting on their meaning, as well as teaching these texts to monastic and lay practitioners alike. Now in the west, it is my aspiration that all the circumstances be gathered to share these timeless teachings with those who are genuinely interested in Buddhadharma and its practice. May our discussions on these teachings enlighten and expand our minds into the sublime ocean of wisdom, for the benefit of all beings.

 

With best wishes always,

-Tulku Orgyen

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