Introduction to Vajrayana Buddhism
The topics for the third year of our program, Marig Munsel, are the Vajrayana preliminaries and devotion. We will be studying three books this year as time permits. The first two are Patrul Rinpoche’s famous commentary on the preliminaries, Words of My Perfect Teacher and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s contemporary commentary, Not For Happiness. We will be supplementing our study with Marcia Schmidt’s Dzogchen Essentials, a compilation of essays from traditional and contemporary masters on the preliminaries and developmental stage practice. In addition, we will be exploring the subject of devotion in depth and detail. We also will be doing meditations that enhance our understanding of the various topics.
Completion of the first two years of our program is not necessary!
We begin on August 1st