Monday Night Class ~ Entering the Mahayana ~ The Second Turning Teachings of the Buddha

with Shastri Jason Ruvelson

March 12th—April 9th (2018)

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  • $60 Program Price
  • $75 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrineroom

The Mahayana Teachings of the Buddha are often referred to as "The Second Turning" of the Wheel of Dharma. This includes the teachings on emptiness and the Prajnaparamita teachings. 

The 1999 Seminary Transcripts – Teachings from the Sutra Tradition ~ Book 2 will be used as the basis for study for the class.  These teachings were 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, in the summer of 1999. Six talks include:

  • Introduction to Shamatha
  • The Nine Stages of Shamatha
  • The Five Skandhas
  • The Bodhisattva Vow
  • Consciousness: The Fifth Skandha
  • Emptiness

Link to Kalapa Media where the text can be purchased: