Date: Saturdays: October 7th – December 16th. Winter break on December 23rd and 30th. Classes resume January 6th.
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm PT
Taught by : Gen Pema Sherpa
*Please note: This new class is offered only to Sakya Monastery members and previous students of Gen Pema Sherpa. If you aren’t a Monastery member, you can become one: https://www.sakya.org/membership/
The Uttaratantra Shastra (Skt. Mahāyānottaratantra Śāstra) is one of the most studied texts in monastic and scholarly settings. It is traditionally ascribed to Maitreya—Asaṅga received the teaching directly from Maitreya in the pure land and brought it to the human realm. It is considered a commentary on the third wheel of Dharma, dealing with Buddha nature. In this course, we will go through the text verse by verse and strive to understand it. There are several commentaries on the text by Tibetan masters; however, our primary source commentary will be by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, which is based on the commentaries of Rongton Sheja Kunrig and Jamgon Kongtrul.
Registration is required – please register here: https://bpt.me/6141044
Donations are welcomed and appreciated.
Join us on Zoom: A link will be sent following registration
Gen Pema Sherpa became a monk in 1992, and studied general education and ritual at Dirru Monastery in Bir, India until 2004. He enrolled in Dzongzsar Institute in 2004 and finished his Loppon degree in 2012, then continued on to teach at Dzongsar Institute for three years. As a part of his “English for Buddhist Scholar Program” in 2016, he studied in Thailand, Bangalore, and Chennai, and has taught in Brazil and Germany.