The Thirty-seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas
Thursday 9 May – Sunday 12 May
Dharma City (Belgium) [/b]
The General Buddhist Studies Course has been designed for those who wish to be guided through their study of Buddhism, but who do not wish to commit themselves to a programme of continual study and practice. During the course, Rinpoche teaches important aspects of buddhist teachings.
As a topic for this year’s course Rinpoche chose “The Thirty-Seven Practices of the Bodhisattvas”, a classic text composed by the great Tibetan master Gyalse Ngulchu Togme (1295 - 1369). It beautifully portrays the central Mahayana thoughts of loving-kindness and compassion together with their cultivation through practice. Although the root text was composed some centuries ago, it remains highly relevant for modern scholars and practitioners due to its down-to-earth instructions and straightforward approach. Without much elaboration but with great literally beauty, it summarizes the quintessence of the Mahayana path in a way that has made it a precious treasure to spiritual practitioners throughout the centuries.
Normally this text is the object of self-studies for shedra students as well, so its investigation under Rinpoche’s guidance will be useful for any type of participants, be they complete beginners or advanced shedra students.
For all details about this course and to enroll, please follow this link.