When: Sunday, December 18, 2022, 10 am – 11:30 am, with questions welcomed from 11:30 am – 12 pm EST.
Geshe Sonam will give a special focus on Lama Tsongkhapa during this session on Sunday, December 18, in honour of Lama Tsongkhapa Day. We will recite the Ganden Lhagyama and Migtsema together with Geshe la.
The King of Prayers, Samantabhadra’s Aspiration to Good Actions, is a profound prayer of aspiration sourced from the Gaṇḍavyūha chapter of the Avataṃsaka sūtra. The text is also a profound teaching on the immeasurably beneficial activities of bodhisattvas, those beings completely dedicated to the benefit of others. The beautiful verses reveal deep aspects of both the vast and profound paths of practice. The text is profoundly uplifting, encouraging practitioners with its description of the vast possibilities expressed in the Mahāyāna teachings. You can download the text translated by the FPMT here: The King of Prayers: The Extraordinary Aspiration of the Practice of
In addition, on each Sunday Geshe Sonam will introduce one or two verses from Lama Tsongkhapa’s Text In Praise of Dependent Arising, which explains the union of emptiness and dependent arising. You can learn more about this profound text by reading a short introduction by Lama Zopa Rinpoche here: In Praise of Dependent Origination | Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
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