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Siddhartha's Intent Europe Events

Buddha Nature

Date:
3 - 22 November 2020
Time:
8:00am - 10:30am
At:
Online

A study programme on the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra by Arya Maitreya

with Khenpo Chöying Dorje

DATES
The study programme will take place online and will last for a period of 3 weeks from 3rd to 22nd November: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00-10:30 a.m. Review sessions with experienced Dharma Teachers will probably take place in the evening hours (CET), as required.
The recording of every session will be available online for 48 hours for delayed streaming.

DATES: The study programme will take place online and will last for a period of 3 weeks from 3rd to 22nd November: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00-10:30 a.m.
Review sessions with experienced Dharma Teachers will probably take place in the evening hours (CET), as required. The recording of every session will be available online for 48 hours for delayed streaming.

Khenpo Chöying Dorje will speak Tibetan or English and will be translated into English and if necessary into German.


When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he realised that all beings without exception have the same nature and the same potential for enlightenment: this is called buddha nature. When we speak of Buddha, we usually think of the Indian prince Gautama Siddhartha, who followed the path from life in the palace, the wandering seeker, to the man who was enlightened under the Bodhi tree in India more than 2500 years ago.
However, Buddha also has a much deeper meaning: it is the original awareness that we all have, a state of mind that has fully awakened from its ignorance and opened up to the qualities of boundless love and compassion. A Buddha has put an end to suffering and frustration once and for all and discovered lasting, immortal happiness and peace.
The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra is a commentary by Arya Maitreya, who explains buddha nature in a profound way. This text is essential for all Mahayana disciples and an important commentary on Prajnaparamita. Khenpo Chöying Dorje will teach us this text so that we can understand what Buddha nature really means.
 
If you want more information on the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra and this course please watch this video by Arne Schelling.

REGISTRATION: If you are interested in attending this study programme please send an e-mail to event@rigpa.de.  

PRICE: 300€ standard fee / 150€ reduced fee / 500€ sponsor fee. Please feel free to request further concession anytime, if you wish to follow this program, and the fees are beyond your budget.

For more information please visit https://events.rigpa.de/

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Khenpo Chöying Dorje was born a student of the Khyentse lineage. His teacher was late Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk and he is a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Khenpo joined Dzongsar Institute in 1992 and was granted many degrees over the years: in 1998 he was granted the Shastra Degree in Buddhism (equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree) and in 2001 the Archaya title (MA). He received his Khenpo title in 2002 and his Khenpo Degree (PhD) in 2004. Khenpo served as assistant principal of the shedra from 2008 to 2012, and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche appointed him head principal of Dzongsar Institute for the 2013 to 2016 term. Khenpo Chöying Dorje is known not only for his scholarship but also for his kind and compassionate heart. He teaches in America, Asia, Australia and Europe and always strives to make the teachings understandable and practically applicable.