Sundays, beginning March 15, 2015
2:30 - 4:30 pm
We will meet for 10 classes, excluding Easter, Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend.
Teachers: John Baker, Derek Kolleeny, Gene Bobker
$200 Suggested Donation
See registration information below
This course will be an introduction to the basic ideas and structures of the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist path. The teachers are students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and carry on his approach, which was to translate the foreign forms of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism into an idiom which makes deep sense to Americans.
We will study the three-stage structure of the path, its basic doctrines and practices, beginning with the Hinayana or so-called “foundational vehicle,” and continuing on to the Mahayana, or “greater vehicle,” and culminating with the Vajrayana, or “indestructible, diamond-like vehicle.”
We will begin by reading Trungpa Rinpoche’s book, Cutting through Spiritual Materialism. In subsequent courses we will use texts from Trungpa Rinpoche and a variety of other authors.
All students who choose to participate are expected to have a daily meditation practice, however short (suggested length: 20 minutes or more), and to periodically attend our group meditation instructor meetings.
REGISTER BY ENTERING YOUR INFORMATION BELOW
Suggested donation: $200. No one will be turned away for financial concerns. Please contact John Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have such concerns.