Dates: Mondays: May 20th & 27th, June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
Time: 7:30 pm PT
This class taught by Venerable Dechen Wangmo will cover the first three chapters of Clarifying the Sage’s Intent. This text formulates most comprehensively *the practice of the Bodhisattva path and is of perennial importance within the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism.
*The practice of the Bodhisattva path is the altruistic path of enlightenment.
Class 1 and 2 (Chapter 1): Spiritual Potential
Class 3 and 4 (Chapter 2) : Taking Refuge
Class 5 and 6 (Chapter 3): Generating the Resolve to Attain Awakening
Registration is required:
Venerable Acharya Dechen Wangmo is the Assisting Teacher of Sakya Sampradaya at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies(CIHTS) Sarnath Varanasi India. This position primarily focuses on articulating and teaching Essential Buddhist Practices. Concentrating on the intellectual propensity of each individual student, Acharya Dechen Wangmo is proving most skillful in nurturing that propensity into fruition.
After receiving Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)together with Tibetan Honors, Post-Graduate (Acharya Degree) from CIHTS Sarnath, her academic career reached a most significant turning point! Having received The Sacred Sakya Teachings Lamdre (Path with Results)from His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Dechen Wangmo was catapulted into an ordained nun at the age of 26. Planning to return to her PhD studies, a second significant turning point occurred as she was graciously offered the post of Principal at Sakya College for Nuns, Dehradun. Together with the administration of Sakya College for Nuns from 2009 – 2020, Dechen Wangmo successfully taught classical Tibetan language, both comprehension and composition. After many years of ground breaking administration and studies, a handful of Sakya nuns graduated with the recognition of their Acharya Degrees. A triumphant moment for the Sakya Nuns, her mission was accomplished! After 11 years, Dechen Wangmo has returned to CIHTS, Sarnath to pursue her PhD studies. Commencing in 2022, Dechen Wangmo was also given responsibility for the additional charge of Warden of the Girls hostel of the CIHTS.
Once again in 2023, CIHTS has entrusted Acharya Dechen Wangmo with the responsibility of molding some 160 female enthusiastic young minds, students who reside in the hostel, to not only they grow as individuals but to enhance the progressive reputation of CIHTS itself, highly relevant to the modern ever changing world.