Dates: Sundays: April 23rd, May 14th, June 25th, July 23rd, August 20th, September 17th, October 15th, November 19th, December 10th
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT
This will be in-person course at Sakya Monastery.
Taught by: Virginia Hassinger, Ken Hockett, and Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim
This is a practice intensive for the awakening mind of the Bodhisattva.
We will spend a year together as a practice group reading classic mind training (Lojong) texts and using the teachings to develop or enhance our personal practice. The focus of our study will be “The Root Text of the Seven Points for Training the Mind.” We will read this and other texts and commentaries written between the 11th and 15th centuries. This course is based on a class developed by Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim.
Main Text: “Mind Training, the Great Collection”
We are hoping to make a bulk-order of this text for a discounted price in early April. We will follow up with registrants about this bulk-order in the next couple of weeks.
If you would like to purchase this text independently, you can find it here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Training-Collection-Library-Classics/dp/0861714407
Registration is required: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5765041
Virginia Hassinger has been a student of Sakya Lamas for twenty years, and studied lojong with Geshe Jamyang in 2010. She has cofacilitated the Children’s Program at Sakya Monastery since 2011.
Ken Hockett is one of the senior Dharma students at Sakya Monastery. After much reading and study, he took refuge vows before H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang Sakya Rinpoche in 1977 and studied with Dagchen Rinpoche for nearly forty years. His principle interest is the Bodhisattva Path and associated Mind Training methods and the associated Mind Training methods and has been teaching at Sakya Monastery for over 15 years. Having received teachings and initiations from Lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, his main teachers are of the Sakya and Nyingma traditions. He studies both Mahayana and Vajrayana philosophy and practice. He has also produced many of the practice texts used at Sakya Monastery.
Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim, founder of The Nalanda Institute, Olympia, holds an advanced traditional degree in Buddhist studies and meditation, awarded after ten consecutive years of study at Sakya Monastic College in India. Lama Jamyand was a Buddhist monk for twenty years and has studied with many senior Tibetan teachers in India and Nepal. After coming to the USA, Jamyang obtained a Master’s degree in Western psychology. He has been working as a mental health therapist and giving philosophical based Buddhist teachings for the last 15 years in the Olympia area. He is also a visiting instructor on Buddhist logic and epistemology at the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is currently engaged with a major translation project on the classic text “Buddhist Logic and Valid Cognition.”