Vow Weekend: Refuge, Lay Precepts, and Bodhisattva Vows
Saturday morning (10am—Noon): Teaching on Refuge Vow
Saturday afternoon (2—4pm): Bestowal of the Refuge Vow and Teaching on Lay Precepts
Sunday morning (10am—Noon): Bestowal of Lay Precepts and Teaching on the Bodhisattva Vow
Sunday afternoon (2—4 pm): Bestowal of the Bodhisattva Vow
Refuge vow is the formal step in entering the Buddhist path. It is a commitment to abandon wrongdoing, to undertake benefit for others, and to place confidence in those who do not deceive—the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
Lay precepts (not to kill, not to steal, not to commit adultery, not to lie, and not to get intoxicated) are a method through which a lay practitioner undertakes the conduct of moral discipline. The practitioner may take only one of these precepts or any combination of them.
Having taken refuge and engaged on the path of the Buddha, a practitioner of mahayana undertakes a commitment to seek awakening for the benefit of all sentient beings. A formal acknowledgement of this commitment occurs when the practitioner takes the bodhisattva vow.
August 16 • 10am—Noon & 2—4pm
Principles of Traditional Buddhist Art
Instruction by Wendy Harding
Drawing the Buddha using the traditional measurements of tigse. Contact Wendy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the needed supply list.
Tibetan Language: Colloquial and Classical Tibetan
Instruction with Chime Choden.
Cost of weekend: $100
Have you ever wished you could recognize Tibetan characters you chant or perhaps even read a portion of a liturgy? Begin your journey with this weekend of Tibetan language instruction with Chime Choden, the middle daughter of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.
August 30 • 10am—Noon
Instructor Naomi Schmidt
Free of charge.
Naomi is a senior student with extensive experience in teaching meditation. She will offer shamatha (tranquility) meditation instruction and will lead a meditation session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get started with the practice of meditation.
August 30 • 1:30—2:30pm
Offerings, Appearance, and Merit
Talk by Lama Jim Dowiat
During practice, offerings—both real and imagined— have their place. These will be discussed along with their relation to building merit.
Vision for KPL
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche established Kunzang Palchen Ling in 2003. He is offering this center to Western students in accordance with the wish of his root guru, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to disseminate the Dharma in general and transmission of the Barway Dorje lineage in particular. Read more about the history of KPL and Bardor Rinpoche's vision for our center.
From Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
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