Thu, 26 October, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
For practitioners with a solid foundation in the central tenets of Buddhism, tantra is a method to quickly and efficiently attain the state where they can be of maximum benefit to all beings – Buddhahood. Tantra is an advanced Mahayana practice for attaining enlightenment. It is practiced on the basis of a firm foundation in all the sutra practices, as included in the lam-rim graded path teachings. Click here for a digital copy of the text.
46 Secondary Bodhisattva Vows
The forty-six secondary Bodhisattva vows relate to the practices of the Six Perfections. In this precious teaching in the series on Buddhist tantra, Geshe Tenzin Zopa-la outlines what comprise the forty six secondary Bodhisattva vows, as well as the conditions that must be present to completely break a vow.
We take the vows purely for the sake of others. Only when we dedicate for the sake of others and try our best to put what we have learned into practice will our practice become truly beneficial. Therefore it is of great benefit to receive teachings such as these where we can be reminded of our vows and generate a strong wish to maintain them.
Teacher: Geshe Tenzin Zopa is a very highly qualified teacher who teaches in English, transmitting the wisdom of Buddhism in an unmistaken and practical manner to a 21st century audience. For more information, see here.
Cost: General $15 / Member $13.50.
Please note that although the two Thursday series of teachings are separate and you can attend either or both, a light lunch is available by donation in between.