When: This Sunday series begins October 9th,10 am – 11:30 am, with questions welcomed from 11:30 am – 12 pm ET.
*** please note that there will be a break from the Sunday program on October 23rd
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, in 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 download the text, translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, and produced by Piero Sirianni for the FPMT In Praise of Dependent Origination | Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. You can also listen to a transmission of the text from Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Our mission at Lama Yeshe Ling is for all of us to develop realizations of the Dharma. If access to this teaching required paying a fee, the opportunity to promote generosity as a necessary part of the path to awakening would be missing. So, our programs are offered freely with our existence and accomplishments arising through many forms of generous support. Let us rejoice in this virtue, we are so grateful.
With a compassionate intention to benefit all sentient beings (limitless),
Thinking ‘may the Dharma to remain long in this world’ (profound),
Sharing with a feeling that we have more than we need (purity);
We create limitless, profound, and pure goodness for ourselves and for others.