After going through the Six Pāramitās over the last few months, teacher Khaydroup Zangmo will teach online on the practice and meaning of the Samantabadhra Wishing Prayer (also known as the Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct) starting on Sunday, September 20th and continuing on the third Sunday of each month.
Khaydroup’s Teachings on the Samantabadhra Wishing Prayer
10:30 AM – 12 PM, Sunday, September 20, 2020 (and continuing on the third Sundays of each month).
10:00 AM, Group Meditation. We have a group sitting meditation before Khaydroup’s teaching from 10:00 to 10:20. All are welcome!
ZOOM link: Use the same link to join the meditation and teaching. Available under the “Sunday Meditation and Discussion” heading on our local website (slobodhipath.org).
Link to Khaydroup’s posted information about upcoming and past online classes is posted in her Google document.
The practice of the six pāramitās, or the six perfections, is the heart of the Mahāyāna path. The final pāramitā, wisdom, can be divided into four components: aspiration, skillful means, power, and timeless wisdom. The Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct is the heart of the pāramitā of aspiration.
Buddha Śākyamuni gave the teaching of the Samantabhadra Wishing Prayer to urge practitioners to treat the great Bodhisattva Samantabhadra as a role model to emulate so their wishes may be accomplished.
The text of the Samantabadhra Wishing Prayer can be downloaded from the Bodhi Path web site (http://www.bodhipath.org/sangcho_monlam/). Khaydroup will be using the text of Shamar Rinpoche’s commentary, which is available at Amazon and from other sources.
Online Teachings and Discussion with Khenpo Tsering Starting Sunday August 30th.
Dharma Mitra (known as Khenpo Tsering by students around the globe) has returned to California and will teach The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva from beginning to end over the course of several months.
The Way of the Bodhisattva is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment and generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied and practiced in an unbroken tradition for centuries. We are fortunate for the opportunity to study this classic text with an authentic Buddhist scholar like Khenpo.
Khenpo will teach via ZOOM on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, with the occasional 5th Sunday added. The link to join the ZOOM meeting is posted under the Sunday Meditation and Discussion heading on our center website and under the Sunday listings of our online calendar. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Dates: We begin this Sunday, August 30th at chapter one: The Excellence of Bodhicitta. The next teachings are scheduled for September 13 and 27.
Time: We begin with opening wishing prayers and group meditation from 10 to 10:20 AM. All are welcome to join us. Khenpo will join us from 10:30-noon for teaching and discussion of this important text. Questions are encouraged and can be asked directly or entered into the chat box.
Donations: These teachings are open to everyone. Registration is not required. A suggested donation of $10 will help support the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Buddhist Center and we encourage additional offerings to support Khenpo. Donations can be made online via PayPal. Please indicate in the “NOTES” section of the PayPal payment page how much of your offering is allotted for Khenpo.
About the Teacher: Dharma Mitra received his education from several Buddhist masters and scholars. Some of his close teachers were, and are, Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, Professor Sempa Dorje and Khenpo Chodrak Tenphel Rinpoche. Dharma Mitra was blessed with the title of Khenpo by both Karmapa and Shamar Rinpoche at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI). Shamar Rinpoche then sent him to Kalimpong along with his other Khenpo friends to teach at the newly inaugurated Shri Diwakar Vihara, Buddhist Institute for Higher Studies. He was given the responsibility of headmaster of that institute. In 2006, Shamar Rinpoche brought him to the US to teach at the Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers in America. Since that time, he has been one of the main teachers at KIBI as well as at the Bodhi Path centers in the Americas. In 2007, he was given the main responsibility to arrange the study courses at KIBI. Dharma Mitra is known as Khenpo Tsering among his many close students, and he resides in San Luis Obispo, CA when he is in the US.
Live online practice and teachings:
5:00 PM PT – Daily Meditation and Practice with Lama Jampa from the Menlo Park Bodhi Path Center at 5 PM (Pacific Time). Meditations include Chenrezig sadhana and Samantabhadra prayer. Click here to join on ZOOM. You will also need to email SF@bp.org to get the password.
Wednesdays, 4 to 4:30 PM PT – Teacher Khaydroup Zangmo leads Chenrezig practice. Zoom connection information is available on the Bodhi Path New York City calendar and Bodhi Path Martha’s Vineyard calendar. The group will be practicing the “Chenrezig Sadhana and Commentary” in English with musical accompaniment.
Upcoming Online Events
Sunday, September 20 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Pacific Time) – Khaydroup Zangmo continues her monthly teachings on The King of Prayers, A commentary on The Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct by Shamar Rinpoche. Connect to the ZOOM online program using the Sunday Meditation and Discussion link above.
https://www.karmapa.org – Information, guidance and teachings from Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa and head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Jigme Rinpoche – from Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France. Lama Jigme Rinpoche will share a weekly teaching [in English] so that each of us may receive useful practice instructions wherever we may be. From April 26 to June 28, Rinpoche will give a teaching each Sunday morning from 10 to 11:30 am (Paris time), available through Dhagpo’s Youtube channel. If you’re not available at 1 AM Pacific Time, you can watch recordings of these teachings on Dhagpo’s YouTube channel.
Dharma Teacher Tsony – Brief video teachings on current events: http://bodhipath.org/tsony-videos/
Lama Jampa Thaye: Lots of video teachings on Buddhism and the Dharma on his YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/LamaJampaThaye
Updated on August 27, 2020
March 20, 2020 – Thursday evening meditation and Sunday morning meetings of the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path will be held online only until further notice. We’ll be using the ZOOM platform. links and information below to join us!
Please join us using the links posted here.
THURSDAY EVENING MEDITATION
6-7 PM – Choose a quiet spot at home to join us for group meditation. If you have room, we usually include 10 minutes of walking meditation.
SUNDAY MEDITATION & DISCUSSION
Sunday mornings from 10 AM to 11:30 AM
We’ll follow our usual format starting with sitting meditation followed by a group discussion. This Sunday’s topic will be the “Ethic” section of Jigme Rinpoche’s Six Paramitas text from Khaydroup’s online teaching last week. A PDF of this text can be downloaded from our web site at:
Lama Jampa Thaye’s weekend program on April 11-12 is cancelled. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Lama Jampa Thaye will not be traveling to the U.S. We are sad to have to cancel his program. Hopefully he will be able to return in the near future.
Keep up to date with us on our local web site (slobodhipath.org) and our Facebook page (Facebook.com/BodhiPathSLO).