ONLINE CAMPUS: The Heart Sutra

Start: Friday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. / End: Sunday, December 12, 11:30 a.m.
Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

This weekend Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi is teaching on the Heart Sutra. The Heart Sutra or Sutra of Transcendent Knowledgeis one of the most famous Mahayana Buddhist sutras and is recited by Buddhists around the world. It is one of the shortest of the Prajnaparamita texts and is considered to be its essence.

One of the oft-quoted lines in the sutra is “Form is emptiness, emptiness also is form”. By reflecting and meditating on vemptiness, not only can we develop a deeper understanding of reality, but we can also open our minds and hearts. Emptiness also helps us break our habitual patterns and become open to new experiences.

And developing a correct understanding of emptinesss is one of the central elements on the path to enlightenment. Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi not only teaches the Heart Sutra theoretically, but also makes it directly tangible in meditations.

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ONLINE CAMPUS: Adventure Mahayana – The Real Buddha: Three Kayas and Buddha activities

Start: Friday, Februrary 11, 8:00 p.m. / End: Sunday, Februrary 13, 5:00 p.m.
Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

In this module in the Mahayana Adventure series, Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi teaches about the three kayas and Buddha activities which we ourselves develop and manifest at the end of our path.

We will explore the three kayas (Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya and Dharmakaya) and deepen our understanding of their functions and manifestations.

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ONLINE CAMPUS: Adventure Mahayana – Putting it all into Practice: Mahayana Practice Retreat

Start: Friday, April 1, 8:00 p.m. / End: Sunday, April 3, 5:00 p.m.
Acharya Lama Sönam Rabgye and Acharya Lama Kelzang Wangdi

The Adventure Mahayana series ends with an online retreat that focuses on meditation and deepening the understanding of what has been learned in the previous modules. We will practice together and Acharya Lama Kelzang and Acharya Lama Sönam will be giving instructions for our continuous meditation path.

This weekend’s content includes:

  • Meditation on loving-kindness, compassion and bodhicitta
  • The practice of the six paramitas
  • Meditation on emptiness
  • What does Mahayana mean to us?
  • How can we apply the practice of Mahayana in our everyday life?

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