Preliminaries for Sutra & Tantra: Restoration of Vows with Geshe Zopa


Thu, 2 November, 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.

Restoration of Vows
For many western tantric practitioners the restoration of vows is of great interest, given the many obstacles encountered in establishing and maintaining a heart-felt and long-term daily tantric practice. In this final teaching in the extraordinary seven-month long series on Buddhist tantra, Geshe Tenzin Zopa-la outlines what is entailed in the restoration of our vows.

This session also provides an opportunity for the student to conclude these rare teachings on the preliminaries for Sutra and Tantra with a clear understanding of the obligations of taking the various vows, and the aspiration to keep them for the sake of all sentient beings, so that we can reach the luminous state of a Buddha possibly in this lifetime!


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.