Friday, February 10, 2006

Philosophy Class Begins - 04 April 2006

The INSTITUTE FOR BUDDHIST DIALECTICAL STUDIES
continues to offer

English Language Buddhist Philosophy Classes
in 2006 – after His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Losar teachings

Topic – TENETS

Text: CUTTING THROUGH APPEARANCES
by Geshe Lhundup Sopa and Jeffrey Hopkins

Cutting Through Appearances presents an annotated translation of a Tibetan Tenets text, Precious Garland of Tenets by Gon-chok Jig-may Wang-bo.

First Class: Tuesday, 04 April 2006
Course ends in July 2006

Teacher: Ven. Kelsang Wangmo

WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday – 4:00 – 5:30 pm
may be supplemented by Discussion group sessions

Fee: 200 Rupees per month

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As His Holiness reiterated at a talk in Delhi on 05 February 2006, in order to practice Buddhism one cannot rely on faith and prayers. Rather, Buddhists must utilize their mental intelligence (to the max) in order to discern the nature of conventional and ultimate reality so they can conform their behavior to that reality. His Holiness singled out the study of Philosophical Tenet systems as an excellent method for utilizing and developing intelligence on the Buddhist path.

During December 2005 teachings in McLeod Ganj, His Holiness gave a transmission and teaching on Gon-chok Jig-may Wang-bo's Precious Garland of Tenets. The MP3 CD of that teaching may be available from Namgyal Monastery.

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