When: Thursdays, March 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21 & 28, 7–9 pm EDT Online
This ‘Exploring the Path’ course provides a concise overview of the whole path to enlightenment as it is traditionally presented in the Stages of the Path genre. Along with what these Stages are, learn the advantages of this approach, and how to meditate the teachings of Buddha in this practice-oriented way.
This course will be led by Don Handrick. You can learn more about him here.
Please Note: Registration for this course is now closed.
You may review the syllabus before registering for the course.
This program is offered jointly by:
- Guhyasamaja Center, Centreville, VA
- Kadampa Center, Raleigh, NC
- Shantideva Center, New York, NY
- Thubten Kunga Ling, Deerfield Beach, FL
Offerings for the Teacher – Don Handrick
Lama Yeshe Ling makes an offering to the teacher of this course Don Handrick, through the donations received for this course.
Supporting the Dharma is an unbelievably powerful and indispensable action.
Offering support to the Dharma, to share the path to full awakening with others, with bodhicitta, is a limitlessly beneficial karma.
By this offering we will encounter the Dharma regularly without obstacle; and we do create the causes within us to experience the Buddha’s realizations. Offerings deepen your connection with Dharma teachers, and you become connected with the community.
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Actions done with bodhicitta, the mind of awakening, which is the admiration for, or intention for becoming a fully awakened Buddha in order to help all beings accomplish liberation or full awakening, produces a very special beneficial karma.
- Karmic action is more powerful when more beings are involved. Bodhicitta encompasses the vast numberless universal living beings.
- Karmic action is more beneficial depending on the quality of the action. There is nothing more profoundly beneficial than freeing beings from all suffering and leading them to the peerless peace, happiness and bliss of full awakening.
- Karmic action sprouts and ripens once and is then completed. Karma created with bodhicitta is not completed until the resulting full awakened stated is accomplished, thus bodhicitta karma is inexhaustible.