H. H. Dalai Lama’s “Force for Good” Continuation Buddhist Scientific, Ethical, and Psychological Educational Practices
7-9PM | September 13, 20, October 4, 11, November 1, 8, 15, 29
(Also to be live-streamed for subscribers)
Faculty: Robert Thurman (RAFT), with participation by Dr. Thomas Yarnall, Dr. Mark Epstein, Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das, Dr. Isa Gucciardi, and occasional guest teachers, such as Buddhist Nun Thubten Chodron (founder of Sravasti Nunnery and co-author with His Holiness of Approach to the Buddhist Path, and Buddhism: One Teacher Many Traditions)
A continuation of our course to further H. H. the Dalai Lama’s contemporary world initiatives, from His Holiness’ American Institute of Buddhist Studies and Mind and Life science dialogues (Universe in a Single Atom) and His creation of Abhidharma 2.0 through the “Science for Monks” programs, his “secular ethics” (Ethics for the New Millennium and Beyond Religion), His nonviolent approach to conflict resolution, including His Nobel Peace Laureate activities to seek dialogue and a win-win reconciliation with China in the face of the ongoing ethnicidal policies in Tibet (Freedom in Exile and Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story), along with his emphasis on positive activism (A New Reality: Charter of Universal Responsibility), and finally, His opening up the study of the esoteric Tantras through his 34 Kalachakra Grand Initiations (The Kalachakra Initiation, Tantra in Tibet, and other such works). The “root text” for this fall will be Dr. Bo Jiang’s translation of Bodhisattva Maitreya’s Sublime Continuum, with commentary and supercommentary, along with selections from various other works in English translation, as well as passages from works of His Holiness. Some readings will be available for purchase, others provided online to enrollees The course can be taken as a whole, in units of three or four, or one by one.
Please note that ‘Optional Course Enhancements’ course are not happening at Tibet House but at Menla. If you want to attend ‘Optional Course Enhancements’, go to Menla.us or call Menla at 845-688-6897
Sept. 13 – Intro to the fall course: What is a Buddha? Bodhisattva Maitreya’s Sublime Continuum (Uttara Tantra).
Sept. 20 – What is the Dharma? Reality and Its Access through Teaching.
Oct. 4 – Thubten Chodron – Building Sangha and Community.
Oct. 11 – The Buddha Soul, Nature, Essence, Element, or Womb
(Optional Course Enhancements:
Sept. 21-24: Real Love: Buddhist & Bhakti Practices of the Heart with Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg— Retreat at Menla Retreat and Spa Resort – click here for more information
Oct. 5-8: Weekend Retreat at Menla with Dr. Isa Gucciardi: Shamans and Siddhas Natural Tantra) – click here for more information
Nov. 1 –The Buddhist Tantras; The Esoteric Community (Guhyasamāja) Anuttarayoga Tantra
Nov. 8 – What is the Creation Stage? The Emptiness that is Form.
Nov. 15 – What is the Perfection Stage? Buddhahood in One Lifetime out of Many.
Nov. 29 – Medicine Buddha: Buddhist Inner Sciences
(Optional Course Enhancement:
Dec. 27 – Jan 1: Menla New Year’s Retreat – Love Your Enemies with Sharon Salzberg, Robert Thurman, Carolyn Christie and Brooke Myers.) click here for more information
To attend in person
General:$25/Members:$22.50 for each session
SERIES: General:$180/Members:$162 for Part 1, 2 & 3; PART 1 or PART 2: General: $90/Members: $81 (for each part).
Join via webcast
$7 for each session and $50 for whole series. There is no member discount for webcast