AN INTENSIVE TEACHING FROM LAMA MIGMAR, BUDDHIST CHAPLAIN AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Abhidharma provides the essential framework necessary for understanding the inter-relationship between the objective world of matter and the subjective world of mind and its emotions from a Buddhist point of view. Abhidharma forms the practical basis for the fruitful pursuit of all Buddhist meditation and practice. This program will focus on the study and practice of Abhidharma according to the oral instructions of Lama Migmar.
Aug 13, Fri. 7-9 p.m.
Aug 14, Sat. 10-12 a.m.; 3-5 p.m.
Aug 15, Sun. 10-12 a.m.; 3-5 p.m.
Requested Donation — $250.00 for all teachings, or $25.00 per session
This is Lama Migmar’s second series of Abidharma teachings at Ewam Choden. The first was very popular because of his clear and compassionate way of explaining difficult concepts and his willingness to receive and reply to many questions from students. Lama Migmar teaches in fluent English.
Lama Migmar, a Buddhist Chaplain at Harvard University, received both a traditional and a contemporary education in India. He graduated with an Acharya degree in 1979, first in his class out of all students from the four schools. He was awarded a medal for academic excellence by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He was also recognized as Khenpo for his scholarship and service to the Dharma by His Holiness Sakya Trizin.
Lama Migmar then served as the head of Sakya Center in Rajpur, India, and the Sakya Monastery in Puruwalla, India, from 1981 to 1989, taking care of the well being of several hundred monastic residents. During this time he reintroduced the original form of the geshe educational system of Tibet, with degrees from kazhipa up to the rabjampa degree, with a curriculum that included all of the eighteen major texts, which are known as the Dragchen Chogyed. Additionally, Lama Migmar supervised the editing and publication of over 50 rare volumes of Sakya literature including the 31 volumes of Sakya Lamdre and the rare Golden Manuscripts of the Five Founding Masters of Sakya.