March 30-31, 2019: View and Practice of Buddhism’s Three Yanas with Bart Mendel

The Buddha was acutely aware of the varying capacities, inclinations, and aspirations of his followers, and gave them personal teachings to suit their various needs. These later became grouped into the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions – the three yanas of Buddhism, each with its own threefold logic of ground, path and fruition. While different in application, all the Buddha’s teachings have the same goal – overcoming ego and the ensuing suffering it causes.

Dharma Teacher Bart Mendel returns to Bodhi Path-SLO with this quintessential teaching that explains the essential points of each yana from the perspective of both practice and study. While this is an intermediate-level teaching, it will also serve as an excellent introduction for those curious about Buddhism in general or theTibetan tradition.

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31. Sessions will be from 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM each day. Tea, snacks and lunch will be provided.