Thursday Night Class ~ Nikaya Buddhism: The First Teachings of the Buddha

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

August 10th—September 28th (2017)

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  • $60.00 Suggested donation
  • $60.00 Program Price
  • $75.00 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrineroom
Program Registration is Closed.

The focus of this six week class will be the early teachings of the Buddha, common to all lineages of Buddhism.

The text to be used will be the 1999 Seminary Transcripts, Volume I, teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

This is edited transcript of teachings given by the Sakyong at the nineteenth Vajradhatu Seminary, part of an eleven-week training period of intensive meditation and study, held at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center (now Shambhala Mountain Center), Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, summer 1999. Six talks include:

  • Details of shamatha practice
  • Motivation
  • The twelve nidanas
  • How the dharma takes root
  • The importance of renunciation
  • Taking refuge

Link to Kalapa Media where the text can be purchased: