Special Lecture: Five Dhyani Buddhas

Sunday, October 17th
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Instructor: Stephanie Prince
Suggested Contribution:
$15 Public, $12 Members
Prerequisite: Buddhist Refuge Vows

This session will focus on the five Dhyani Buddhas (also known as the five Tathagata Buddha Families): Akshobya, Amoghasiddhi, Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, and Amitabha. We will learn about the five Dhyani Buddhas’ attributes, associations, what they represent. We will also learn about their pledges. The class will include a short meditation on the mandala of the five Dhyani Buddhas and will help you to better understand who they are and their importance in our meditations. This teaching is the foundation of many Buddhist teachings; becoming familiar with them is critical, especially to new students of Buddhism.

Stephanie Prince has studied and practiced Buddhism in the Tibetan tradition for 39 years and holds a B.A. in Comparative Religion from the University of Washington. She has received teachings and major initiations in the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, including the Sakya LamDre (Path with its Fruit), both the Lamdre Tsogshay and the Lamdre Lobshay. She teaches ritual classes at Sakya Monastery.