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4:30pm Book Study on Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism (on Zoom)
November 29, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST
An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 3, 2021
Dates: Sundays, November 29-January 3
Time: 4:30 pm, PT
If interested, contact email@example.com
You can purchase the book at many online booksellers, including:
Local bookstores: https://bookshop.org/books/fundamentals-oftibetan-buddhism/9780895949530
We are happy to announce a new book discussion class based on the book Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism by Rebecca McClen Novick. These 6 weekly sessions, led by Ron Hogan, are especially oriented toward the beginning Buddhist practitioner and those who would like to review and deepen their knowledge of these fundamental ideas. Together we will go through these elements that are key to understanding Tibetan Buddhism and building a strong foundation for our individual practices.
“In Tibetan, the word for Buddhist means “insider”—someone who looks not to the world but to themselves for peace and happiness. The basic premise of Buddhism is that all suffering, however real it may seem, is the product of our own minds. Rebecca Novick’s concise history of Buddhism and her explanations of the Four Noble Truths, Wheel of Life, Karma, the path of the Bodhisattva, and the four schools help us understand Tibetan Buddhism as a religion or philosophy, and more important, as a way of experiencing the world.”
This book discussion group is free to join, however support through Dana/donations is greatly appreciated. Donations go toward Sakya Monastery’s continued efforts to offer a variety of virtual Dharma teachings as well as the support of our resident lamas.
Ron Hogan has been practicing Vajrayana Buddhism since 2004 and been a member of Sakya Monastery since 2006. In 2008 he began leading the Sunday morning Shitro (practice for assisting the dead through the Bardo), and the weekday morning Ngondro (Tibetan foundational practices of Refuge, Vajrasattva, Mandala Offering, and Guru Yoga) at Sakya Monastery. Ron is member of the Sakya Monastery Board of Advisors. He currently teaches the VEI Significance of Refuge class before the quarterly Refuge ceremonies and the Life After Refuge class after the Refuge ceremonies. He is a counselor and massage therapist with a lifelong interest in body-mind and worldwide spiritual practices.