Dr Sparham will discuss what the Perfection of Wisdom scriptures teach is not ultimately true. Balancing this nihilistic teaching is an explanation of a special compassion that is the origin of sacred scripture.
Serkong Rinpoche teaches on Shantideva’s celebrated work A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, which describes the path of spiritual development of the bodhisattva, from ordinary person to buddha.
This program guides participants through essential steps for lasting happiness, including understanding afflictions, finding inner contentment, strengthening ethics, developing concentration, nurturing wisdom, and expanding compassion for all beings.
Come and learn how to draw the beautiful Manjushri (Tib.: Jampel-yang), according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition or thangka (scroll paintings)
Geshe Sherab will teach on The Bodhisattva’s Jewel Garland, a text by Atisha on life guidelines for bodhisattvas. Join us in learning to weave beautiful garlands of wisdom and compassion.
Geshe Namdak, resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, teaches on this rich yet concise text "Hymn to [the Buddha] the World Transcendent". Few commentaries can be found on this work of Nagarjuna's.
Shantideva Center is deeply honored to host Khandro-la (Khandro Tsering Kunga Bum-ma) on the auspicious day of Saka Dawa, which commemorates Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. Khandro-la will offer teachings, Q&A, and a puja with tsog.
Shantideva Center invites you to dig deep into the nature of reality with Professor George Dreyfus as he teaches from Nagarjuna's illuminating work Vigrahavyāvartanī, preceded by a selection of chapters from Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (1, 13, 24).
Rinpoche will explain this succinct text that brilliantly presents the entire Buddhist path. We will learn how relevant and practical these teachings are for us as a guide to living well.
Geshe Konchog Kyab gives teachings on The Eight Verses of Training the Mind, the famous spiritual poem composed by the 11th century Tibetan Bodhisattva Geshe Langri Tangpa.