12pm-1:30pm (Lunch, included with registration)
Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche will begin a 7 month course of teaching of his commentary on Jigten Sumgon’s Essence of Mahayana. This text presents the philosophy and practice of the Mahayana in a systematic manner, beginning with the 4 common preliminary contemplations and proceeding through the generation of bodhicitta, the generation and completion stages of Vajrayana, and the Five-fold Mahamudra.
The initial weekend of teachings from the Essence of Mahayana will include a presentation of the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind, here called “Abandoning the Faults of the Vessel” they are:
- The Precious Human Birth
- The Defects of Samsara
Internalizing the meaning of these contemplations provides an indispensable foundation for all further buddhist practice.
Retreat Fee: $25 per day $40 for weekend
Students: $12 per day $20 for weekend
Registration is at the door. Lunch is included.
If you are interested in attending the retreat and need any financial assistance, we can accommodate your needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.