A continuation of our long-term, usually wednesday evening program to further H. H. the Dalai Lama’s contemporary world initiatives, from His Holiness’ American Institute of Buddhist Studies and Mind and Life science dialogues (Mind Science and Universe in a Single Atom) and His creation of Abhidharma 2.0 through the “Science for Monks” programs, his “secular ethics” (Ethics for the New Millennium and Beyond Religion), His nonviolent approach to conflict resolution, including His Nobel Peace Laureate activities to seek dialogue and a win-win reconciliation with China in the face of the ongoing ethnicidal policies in Tibet (Freedom in Exile and Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet), along with his emphasis on positive activism (A New Reality: Charter of Universal Responsibility), and finally, His opening up the study of the esoteric Tantras through his 34 Kalachakra Grand Initiations (The Kalachakra Initiation, Tantra in Tibet, and other such works). The “root texts” for this spring will be passages from works of His Holiness and selections from various Buddhist works in English translation. Some readings will be available for purchase, others provided online to enrollees. Though the course can be considered as a whole, it is usually taken in units, or even single events, one by one.
Faculty: Dr. David Kittay, Krishna Das, Robert Thurman, Dr. Mark Epstein, Dr. Isa Gucciardi, Dr. Tom Yarnall, and occasional guest teachers.
Event schedule: February 1, 13, 27, March 6, March 20, 27: March 22-23: April 9, 16, 19-20, 23; May 23-28, 28-29; June all at Menla.
Hindu Buddhist Paths of Devotion: Cherishing Divine Wisdom and Compassion Through Chanting and Mantra.
Krishna Das and Robert Thurman
In these three sessions, we will chant together, mantra together, teach and discuss wisdom and love and compassion in the tradition of Krishna Das’ Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, and HH the Dalai Lama, and have a great time, invoking Noble Tara, Shri Devi, Krishna/Radha and Manjushri/Sarasvati, covering the Guru-disciple relationship and its permutations, all kinds of mental and physical yogas, mind-concentration and heart transformation, bhakti and Tantra, etc., and basically enjoy the beautiful Dharmas of India and Tibet. Krishna Das’s longtime assistant and accompanist, Nina Rao, will lead a chant or two.
Wednesdays, March 6, 20, 27; 7-9PM
To attend in-person: General:$25/Members:$22.50 for each session | Series (March 6, 20 & 27): General:$70/Members:$63 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
To join via webcast: $7 for each session | Series (March 6, 20 & 27): $20 (no member discount)
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