By Ashley Toney, August 2018
In early August of 2018, Sakya Monastery partnered with the International Buddhist Academy (IBA), to offer Year 2 of “The Complete Path” (TCP). The second year of teachings dove into the text, The Beautiful Ornament of the Three Visions, by Ngorchen Khönchog Lhundrup (snang gsum). Khenpo Jampa taught the lectures in Tibetan and Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim of Nalanda Institute in Olympia translated Khenpo’s teachings and commentary from Tibetan to English. Each day, students attended two lectures followed by an evening question, answer, and often “lively” discussion session.
Year 1 of TCP focused on the Great Sakya Pandita’s “Clarifying the Sage’s Intent” and was also offered at Sakya Monastery. For 2019, The Complete Path continues at IBA in Kathmandu with: “Hevajra cause empowerment and Ngöndro.” His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, the 42nd Sakya Trizin, teaches the 7 year course focused on the Vajrayana Path according to the Sakya tradition at the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal.