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1:30pm All-Encompassing Aspirations of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra
June 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
Teaching by Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim
Date: June 22, 2019
Times: 10am to Noon and 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested Donation for both talks: Members: $35, Non-Members $50 ($20 Members, $30 Non-Members for just one session)
We welcome Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim from Nalanda Institute in Olympia for this special two part teaching on the “King of Prayers.”
The significance of aspirational practice is as quintessential as the insightful compassion that is an indispensable factor at the beginning stage to engage with our intended wholesome objects, at the middle to maintain and flourish its maximum capacity, and at the end to broaden them with an infinite altruistic mission. This aspirational sutra text systematically expounds two main themes or methods: 1. Accumulating wholesome deeds of the first 6 limb practices and 2. Ascertaining their results through dedication limb practice. This aspiration text is based on Bodhisattva Samantabhadra and is commonly recited as a Bodhisattva aspiration either individually or collectively in a large gathering to instill personal and global peace.
Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim received his “Loppon” an advanced degree in Indo-Tibetan Psychological/Philosophical studies from Sakya (Monastic) College in India after studying 10 consecutive years under the late Khenchen Appy Rinpoche. He then served as a faculty member teaching Buddhist philosophical studies for two years at the Sakya Institute, Puruwala, India. He became a close attendant/translator for the late H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III in Nepal for several years. After arriving in USA, Jamyang was officially appointed as a resident dharma teacher in Olympia, WA by H. H. Dagchen Dorje Chang in 1988 and has been serving as a Dharma teacher for the last 29 years. He was a former Tibetan Buddhist monk for twenty years. He is also a founder of the Nalanda Institute (Center for Buddhist Studies and Meditations) in Olympia. Jamyang was a visiting faculty member teaching Sakya Pandita’s Buddhist logic and Epistemology at IBA, Nepal in 2002.
In the west, he then received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 1997 from Saint Martin’s University and his B.A. from The Evergreen State College in 1992 with an emphasis in Western Psychology. He has been practicing as a mental health therapist since 1990 and is a WA state licensed mental health counselor as well as works as a therapist at the Evergreen State College. He also teaches at the same college mainly East/West Psychology, Buddhist Epistemological and psychological model of mind emotion and specializes in a clinical application of mindfulness in mental health issues as well as well-being in a daily life.