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Instructions on the Guru and Dakini Sadhanas - Teachings by Khenpo Namchak Dorji
Sundays in January at Pema Khandro Ling in Santa Fe, NM
Beginning Sunday, January 6th, 2019
2 pm - 5 pm Mountain Time - webinar available!
One of the major commitments for a Vajrayana practitioner is to offer a tsog feast (Skrt. Ganachakra) on the 10th and 25th day of the lunar month. In order to deepen our understanding and ability to practice individually and together as a sangha, Khenpo Namchak Dorji agreed to offer teachings on the two main sadhanas we practice at Pema Khandro Ling at these occasions: The Seven-Line Sadhana for the Guru Feast and the Secret Wisdom (Sangwa Yeshe) for the Dakini Feast, which also includes a Chöd practice.
These teachings include: introduction to the Treasure Revealers (Tertons) and history of how these particular Terma practices were revealed; instruction on visualization, mantra recitation, mudras (sacred hand gestures), and other aspects of practice; how and when to play ritual instruments. This will be applicable to both individual and group practice, Tsog and Drubcho.
Session I - January 6th
Session II - January 13th
Session III - January 20th
Session IV - January 27th
These teachings are a great opportunity for new students and those just starting out on the path to gain confidence and knowledge in the sadhanas performed monthly at Pema Khandro Ling. All are welcome.
Suggested Donation: $20 - $30 per session
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Buddhist History Series : The Indian Tradition
January 19 to February 23 – Saturday’s, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (note February 9 will be 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) – Main meeting room Missoula Public Library (301 E. Main Street) and online webinar – Montana residents free (no pre-registration required), online $25 for all classes (webinar will be live and recorded and accessible at your convenience)
The Ewam Buddhist Institute and the Missoula Public Library bring the Buddhist History Series to Montana this winter. The Buddhist History Series this January and February will cover the origins, doctrines, theory, practice and spread of the three vehicles of Buddhism in ancient and medieval India. We will examine the discourses of the Buddha, visit the places he taught and get to know the original disciples. We will then continue and study the Indian masters who created some of the greatest philosophical systems of the ancient world based on the Buddhas words and meditative realization. One will learn about the vast Buddhist Universities like Nalanda and their curriculum in addition to the yogic tradition. We will summarize many of the major themes of Indian Buddhist history, thought and practice from the beginning of Buddhism until the eleventh century. Taught by our resident translator Thubten Shastri and James Curran.
Tibetan I with emphasis on Buddhist terminology
Downtown Missoula and webinar, $60 all classes
January 19 to February 23 – Saturday’s, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (note February 9 will be 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
This 6 session Classical Tibetan course is designed for beginning students with no prior knowledge of classical Tibetan. We will cover the Tibetan alphabet and grammar.
Tibetan is a unique language in that it was developed in the 7th century specifically to translate the sacred Buddhist texts from India by meditator scholars.
The study of Tibetan today can help one have a greater appreciation for the rich tradition of Buddhist ideas, texts and thought. Taught by our resident translator Thubten Shastri.