Tibetan Buddhist studies (TENTATIVE)
integrating Buddha's teachings into daily practice
Please check back. We will hold classes once our county is moved to yellow or green, or cancel if not.
These monthly classes are designed to help us integrate the Buddha’s teachings for mindful living into our daily practice. As a Sangha, we will study, meditate upon and discuss a variety of antidotes which can be applied to dissolve our habitual suffering. Whether you are a person with some background in Buddhism, a serious practitioner or just curious, this class may be for you.
We are currently studying Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, Volume I, by Longchepa.
Written in the fourteenth century, Longchenpa's classic is a Buddhist manual for attaining liberation, teaching us how to familiarize ourselves with our most basic nature - the clear, pristine, and aware mind. We will find essential instructions on the need to turn away from spiritual materialism, how to develop boundless compassion for all beings, along with the view of Tantra and associated meditation techniques. This will be presented from the Dzogchen perspective, providing us with all the tools necessary to traverse the Tibetan Buddhist path of finding rest.
Join us to read, contemplate, discuss, and practice together.
Purchasing the texts: We recommend purchasing the text from Shambala Press. Without ordering in advance, it will be difficult to find the text at a bookstore.
Note: While each class is independent, for the deepest understanding of how to apply the teachings to your daily practice, we encourage you to read the text and make a commitment to yourself to attend all of the Buddhist Studies classes.
2019 Snow Dates (WEDNESDAY): December 18
2020 Snow Dates (all WEDNESDAYS): January 15, February 12, March 11, December 9
In the event of inclement weather that might cause us to cancel, please call 610-285-6145. Our outgoing message will let you know if we will not hold the class.
Note: Online payment is accepted for these classes.Fee: $30.00 (per class, payable at each class; additional Dana (offering) if desired.)