Developing Perfect Wisdom: Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Chapter 9 (Pt. 1)
with Gen Don Handrick
Co-hosted with the Namdrol Ling Study Group
In order to reach the goal of enlightenment, the bodhisattva ultimately must overcome the fundamental ignorance that keeps all beings bound in the cycle of suffering. In the first part of the ninth chapter, Shantideva commences a refined and detailed explanation of the most profound wisdom teachings of the Buddha, including a refutation of the various mistaken interpretations of other Indian Buddhist schools.
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Accomplishing the Supreme Aim: Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Chapters 9 (Pt. 2) & 10 will be on Mondays, Sept 13–Nov 29, 2021, 7:30–9pm.
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Recordings of Earlier Chapters
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Dana for the Teacher
About the Teacher
Gen Don Handrick is the resident teacher at Thubten Norbu Ling (TNL) in New Mexico and teaches for FPMT at the Ksitigarbha Tibetan Buddhist Center in Taos. Gen Don also serves as a Board member and Buddhist teacher for Liberation Prison Project, which includes teaching Buddhism at a local prison in New Mexico. Gen Don’s study and practice of Buddhism began in 1993 when he read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. Over the next two years, he practiced with Rigpa, Sogyal Rinpoche’s organization, until he began attending classes with Venerable Robina Courtin at Tse Chen Ling, the FPMT center in San Francisco. At the beginning of 1998, Gen Don left the Bay Area to attend the FPMT’s Masters Program of Buddhist Studies. in Sutra and Tantra, a full-time seven-year residential study program in Tuscany, Italy, taught by Geshe Jampa Gyatso. By 2004, he successfully completed the program and received an FPMT final certificate with high honors. Soon after, Don moved to Santa Fe and served as the Spiritual Program Coordinator for TNL, and in 2006 he was appointed Resident Teacher.
Visit his website at https://www.donhandrick.com.