11-12 January 2020 (weekend)

Shantideva

 

PROGRAMME

Led by: Lama Rinchen.

Seminar begins on Saturday at 10:00 am and ends on Sunday at about 4:30 pm.

In the spring of 2018 a six-year cycle of studies of classical Buddhist texts ended in Grabnik. Many new people have asked to join the studies to systematise their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the Dharma. On the other hand, many of those who have completed the six-year study cycle would also like to continue with this kind of detailed analysis of other texts.

To meet the expectations of both groups, Lama Rinchen decided that in the autumn of 2018, we will begin to study one of the most important classic texts of the Mahayana teachings, the "Guide to the Bodhisattva's way of Life" by Shantideva. It mainly comprises of timeless and very practical advice on what kind of motivation one should have, and how to follow this in carrying out the actions of everyday life. It also provides explanations on meditation and emptiness.

The existing format for the study group will now change, although we will continue to meet for one weekend a month. However, there will be no mandatory attendance, which means that you will also be able to participate in lectures as you are able to. In addition the classes will also not start with an examination of participants’ knowledge about the material being studied. However, each day after the lecture, we will still analyse and discuss the teachings presented that day.

As the teachings contained in the "Guide to the Bodhisattva's way of Life" embrace the whole of the Dharma, this text can also be treated as a summary of the six-year studies that have taken place so far.

Please note that the study sessions will only be conducted in Polish.

To read more about how the study programme here at Grabnik Centre began and developed – follow the link to Studying Classic Buddhist Texts at Grabnik Centre.

 

Details will be available later.


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