by Lama Jigmé Namgyal
The classic treatise, the Bodhicaryavatara, by Shantideva was written in 700 A.D. in Sanskrit, nowadays often translated as “A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life”. It is the most widely read, practiced, and cited text in the whole Tibetan Buddhist tradition. H.H. the Dalai Lama says that this text is the primary source of most of the Tibetan Buddhist literature on the cultivation of altruism and that it teaches the complete Mahayana path to enlightenment.
Shantideva, a Buddhist monk at Nalanda Monastic University in India, where he also composed this text, is one of the most renowned and esteemed figures in the entire history of Mahayana Buddhism.
The Bodhicaryavatara has ten chapters dedicated to the development of bodhicitta (the mind of enlightenment) through the practice of the six perfections (Skt. Pāramitās).
The coming study year Lama Jigmé Namgyal will give his commentary on this text in the Monday class.
The class is open to all, but Lama Jigmé does expect perseverance, diligence, and self-study from all whom participate and that everyone completes the full study year. At the end of each teaching session there will be the opportunity to ask Lama Jigmé questions regarding this topic. If you are completely new to Lama Jigme’s teachings, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org upon subscribing.
We will be using the translation of the root text by B. Alan Wallace (A Guide To The Bodhisattva Way Of Life, by Shantideva. Translated by Vesna A. Wallace and B. Alan Wallace).
Dates: Mondays from 7 pm to 9 pm
September: 12, 19, 26
October: 3, 10, 24
November: 7, 14, 21, 28
December: 5, 12, 19
(Due to the travel agenda of Lama Jigmé changes in dates might occur during the course).
Where: Centre Culturel Tibétain, 1 Rue Charlotte Engels, 1453 Luxembourg (possibility to follow online if you don’t live in Luxembourg).
Price: €195 (€175.5 for sustaining members, €97.5 for students/unemployed/retired, free participation for donating members).
The price includes all sessions on the above indicated dates. Fees shouldn’t be an obstacle. Please contact us if there is a problem.
Please pay by bank transfer to the Centre’s account:
IBAN: LU79 1111 2413 8246 0000 / BIC: CCPLLULL,
Centre Culturel Tibétain, Asbl
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