We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Summer Institute website. Details about the new location at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and information about courses and prerequisites for the new unified program, Meditation and Study in Union, can be found on the new website. Registration for review and prerequisite classes is now open. Summer Program registration will open in early spring.
Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl
The new book “A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart -The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its Tibetan Commentaries” by Nitartha faculty member and renowned translator Dr. Karl Brunnhölzl will be available in November!
In this book Karl offers translations of three versions of The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra. He accompanies them with translations of commentaries by three famous Tibetan masters: Jigmé Lingpa, the Fifteenth Karmapa, and Tsültrim Sangpo. Typical for Karl’s works, you will find rich annotation and appendices in this book, including additional translations from Jigmé Lingpa, Longchenpa, and Patrul Rinpoche.
This publication offers you the opportunity to deepen our understanding of Dzogchen and of our own nature.
kdL Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, Advanced Curriculum, Buddhist Studies, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Foundation Curriculum, Intermediate Curriculum, Meditation, Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl, Science of Creativity and the Arts, Science of Mind: Buddhist Studies (Shedra), Shedra, Summer Institute
Science of Creative Arts (SoCA)
於二零一六年十月份，導師卡爾•賓賀素 (Mitra Karl Brunnhölzl)為墨西哥莫里利亞的同學教授了一個以<心經>為題的週末課程，並舉行了一個關於<彌勒五論>的講座。*
To complement the Heart Sutra teachings, Stephanie Johnston, taught three classes based on the Science of Creative Arts curriculum entitled “Symbolizing the Awakened Heart: Buddhist Visual Literacy and the Heart Sutra.” The classes introduced the three main principles of Buddhist Visual Literacy (BVL)—visual literacy, valid cognition, and iconography—and applied them to the dilemma of symbolizing prajaparamita and its qualities in action. The classes started with guided meditations that provided a common experiential ground and were followed by illustrated lecture with Q&A. People were given meditation experiments to try out between classes, which then provided the ground for the next day’s exploration and some lively discussion.
The lectures were translated by Israel Lifshitz, who hosted the event and Karl and Stephanie at Lhundrup Lamrim Ling (the place of the spontaneous progressive path)
導師伊斯雷爾•利夫希茲(Israel Lifshitz) 為墨西哥課程的主辦人及翻譯。課程均於Lhundrup Lamrim Ling 中心舉行。
The 5 Treatises of Maitreya <彌勒五論>
- 1. The Ornament of Clear Realization (Skt. Abhisamayālaṃkāra; Tib. མངོན་པར་རྟོགས་པའི་རྒྱན་)《現觀莊嚴論》
- 2. The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras (Skt. Māhayānasūtrālaṃkāra; Tib. ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་མདོ་སྡེ་རྒྱན་《大乘莊嚴經論頌》\
- 3. Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes (Skt. Madhyāntavibhāga; Tib. དབུས་དང་མཐའ་རྣམ་པར་འབྱེད་པ་《辨中邊論頌》
- 4. Distinguishing Dharma and Dharmata (Skt. Dharma-dharmatā-vibhāga; Tib. ཆོས་དང་ཆོས་ཉིད་རྣམ་པར་འབྱེད་པ་《辨法法性論》
- 5. The Sublime Continuum (Skt. Uttaratantra Shastra, Uttaratantra Śāstra; Tib. རྒྱུད་བླ་མ་《究竟一乘寶性論》