|Time||10:30 am - 4:30 pm|
Sakya Buddhist Centre, 121 Sommerville Rd, Bristol, BS6 5BX, United Kingdom
Sakya Pandita: Letter to the noble minded
As Lama Jampa Thaye explains: “In this brief text Sakya Pandita deals with almost everything we need for an intelligent and balanced attitude to learning and practising dharma.” Sakya Pandita firstly provides us with an overview of practice by presenting the defining characteristics of the three vehicles (hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana), in terms of our commitments and vows. He then shows us why so-called shortcuts in dharma are nothing of the sort, but fruitless and actually counter-productive excursions into mistaken views and practices. Finally he outlines how and why the genuine and correct practice of dharma is so effective; in connection with this he explains what wisdom is.
Paul Rogers has been a student of Lama Jampa for several decades and coordinates the Exeter group (Sakya Thinley Namgyal Ling). This will be his fourth visit to Bristol.
The study day is open to all. It is ideal for those who have been attending the classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Sakya Centre, and for anyone interested in learning more about the Buddhist path.
[Please note: there will be no Chenrezik puja this Sunday morning]