Intro to Tibetan Buddhism Class
Eight Classes, offered each Sunday, For eight weeks.
The course will generally follow Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s book Dharma Paths, and it would be beneficial for you to have this book.
Our mission is to introduce you to Buddhism, specifically Tibetan Buddhism; the stages of the path, the main practices, and the goal.
You may pay for the series per class; $5 suggested donation. A link to pay for the whole thing online will be available soon.
The class will start about 20 minutes after Lama Dudjom Dorjee Rinpoche’s Sunday morning teaching concludes, and will be one hour long. Approximately 11:20am-12:20pm.
Anyone who has taken an Intro/Newcomer Class before
is more than welcome to join the class gratis,
as is any KTC Member.
Class 1: September 10
Energetic aspects of the Vairocana posture,
Overview of the entire course
Class 2: September 17
Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path, Refuge and Precepts / Vows.
Class 3: September 24
The Six Realms and the Wheel of Life
Class 4: October 1
Introduction to Relative and Absolute Truth, Bodhicitta
Class 5: October 8
The Six Perfections
Class 6: October 15
The Six Perfections Continued
Sunday, October 22 – Lama Rinpoche at KTD. No class.
Class 7: October 29
Perfection of Wisdom – EMPTINESS
Class 8: November 5
Stages of the Path and Three Vehicles
Course Text: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s book Dharma Paths
Dharma Paths, the first book of teachings by one of the most highly respected lamas in North America, is a broad and in depth introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
It cuts through the complexity of the Tibetan tradition, revealing a flexible approach based on our individual capacities. Without assuming an academic background or knowledge of Buddhist terminology, Dharma Paths presents both …[Read more]