The Buddhist Path to Enlightenment
with Gen Kelsang Suma
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8: 30 pm
Classes will begin with an exploration of how to find the real meaning of human life. We will then explore teachings from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s latest book, The Mirror of Dharma – with Additions. Gen Suma will receive the oral transmission of this book at Fall Festival and will focus in her teachings on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path – the path to perfect peace, the path of compassion, the path of wisdom.
Each class will begin with a short recitation of chanted Buddhist prayers and a guided breathing meditation. We’ll then listen to a teaching and engage in a guided contemplative meditation focused on the content explored. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the class.
Cost is $12 per class or 4 classes for $40 (free for members)
This monthly practice consists principally of prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from attaining spiritual realizations, and to gather the conditions needed for their practice. Dorje Shugden helps,
guides, and protects pure and faithful practitioners by granting blessings, increasing their wisdom, fulfilling their wishes and bestowing success on their virtuous activities. This practice includes a tsog offering, so you may bring a vegetarian food offering if you wish. (3.5 hours)