Entering the Swift Path of Tantra on a Solid Foundation
Friday October 9, 7-9pm EDT (UTC-4)
Tantra presents a swift path to the state of Buddhahood, an alluring prospect to many Dharma practitioners. Yet its basis is sutra–the collection of Buddha’s teachings that reveal a steady and graduated path to enlightenment–like the one mapped out in the lamrim texts. Practicing tantra requires a solid foundation in essential Dharma teachings, such as renunciation, bodhichitta, and the wisdom realizing emptiness.
Join Venerable Amy Miller in a Friday evening teaching about building the solid foundation needed in order to embark on the swift path to enlightenment. This is the first event in a weekend series on a thorough introduction to tantra, and is open to all levels of practitioners.
Introduction to Tantra
Saturday-Sunday October 10-11, 10am-4pm* EDT (UTC-4)
*lunch break: 12-2pm
“Everything that we need in order to be complete is within us right at this very moment. It is simply a matter of being able to recognize it. This is the tantric approach.” –Lama Yeshe, Introduction to Tantra
Tantra is a powerful form of practice, and can swiftly expedite a skilled practitioner’s progress on the path to enlightenment. But what do these practices look like, and how does tantra work? Join this weekend teaching from Venerable Amy Miller for a thorough introduction to the tantra path, including an overview of the four classes of tantra and instructions for practicing simple Kriya Tantra methods. With Venerable’s assured guidance, gain experience practicing these methods and learn how to integrate tantra with lamrim meditation for optimal results.
This weekend series is preceded by a Friday evening teaching on developing a solid foundation for tantra practice. This series is suitable for all levels of practitioners.
This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom which is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.
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Registration / Schedule
Friday: Suggested $20
Other offering options: free to $30
Saturday and Sunday
10:00am–12:00pm: Morning Session
12:00pm–2:00pm: Lunch Break
2:00pm–4:00pm: Afternoon Session
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Time zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC-4) ends Oct 31. US Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5) starts Nov 1.
Dana for the Teacher
About the Teacher
Venerable Amy Miller has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Venerable Choden Rinpoche. She has previously directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Venerable teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.