At Nalanda West, Seattle: May 9-28, 2016
Join us for Acharya Kelzang Wangdi’s third year of teachings on Eighth Karmapa’s commentary for Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Higher Knowledge (Abhidharmakośha) at Nalanda West, in Seattle, Monday, May 9th through Saturday, May 28th.
He will be teaching Chapter 6, which is on the path as presented by the Vaibhāṣhikas and Sautrāntikas. The chapter begins with the four noble truths and the two truths, and then goes into the details of the stages of the path, which are analogous to the five paths of the Mahāyāna tradition.
For context, these teachings are part of Nitartha Institute’s Advanced Curriculum and are related to the Mind and Its World III and Mind and Its World IV courses of Nitartha’s Foundation Curriculum, and to the Paths and Bhumis course of the Intermediate Curriculum. Vasubandhu’s text is one of two final texts we need taught to complete the translation of oral teachings into English for all the major texts of the Tibetan monastic college (shedra) curriculum. After 20 years of such teaching and translation effort, we are now within about two years of finishing the first set of teachings on all these major texts.
You are invited to drop-in and attend any class session you would like! No registration necessary. The daily schedule is:
Class: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Class: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Classes will be held in the Vajra Spot at Nalanda West and will run Monday through Saturday, with Sundays off, Monday, May 9th to Saturday, May 28th (except no classes on Friday and Saturday May 20-21). It is suggested that students offer a donation for attending talks, but everyone is welcome to attend even without making a donation.
You do not need to have completed Nitartha’s Foundation or Intermediate courses to attend this course. Acharya Kelzang Wangdi teaches as a practitioner for practitioners, so, while the material can be detailed, he regularly connects the material to one’s practice.
You are warmly invited to attend any session of the course that fits your schedule.