Khaydroup Teaches the Samantabadhra Wishing Prayer (the Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct)

Teacher Khaydroup Zangmo is teaching online on the practice and meaning of the Samantabadhra Wishing Prayer (also known as the Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct) on the third Sunday of each month.


Links to online materials for these teachings:

The text of the prayer:
http://www.bodhipath.org/sangcho_monlam

Khaydroup’s information document (updated monthly):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_da4OH24rm32NIAb8ZcIqEKnQ0_n8ADIlTfMEWVXygw/

Soundcloud recording of the prayer:
https://soundcloud.com/user-327280240/king-of-aspiration-prayers-of-noble-excellent-activity


Khaydroup’s Teachings on the Samantabadhra Wishing Prayer
10:30 AM – 12 PM, on the third Sunday of the 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.

Teaching and discussion series on Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva with Khenpo Tsering


Online Teachings and Discussion with Khenpo Tsering on the Way of the Bodhisattva


Links to online materials:

The source text “Discourses on Bodhicharyāvatāra” by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama and chapter outlines prepared by Khenpo:
https://bit.ly/2QAv6iD.

Video recordings of past teachings:
https://bit.ly/38mpkLx.


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 slo@bodhipath.org if you have any questions.

Dates: The second, fourth and occasional Sundays of the month. See our schedule for more details.
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.

Four Day Intensive Buddhist Studies Course with Khenpo Tsering – August 17 – 20, 2018

We are happy to host Khenpo Tsering Samdrup again this August for a 4-day intensive Buddhist Studies course from Friday to  Monday, August 25-28.

The course will cover three texts by Maitreya. Bring your pen, notebooks, and copies of the texts. This program is not geared towards beginners but rather students with some background in Buddhist philosophy. If you are not sure if this course is for you, you are welcome to join us for the first session(s) before comitting to the full program.

The course will use two of Maitreya’s Five Teachings to provide an “analysis of how ordinary confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom,“ and how we should understand Buddha Nature, the “ground of enlightenment… and the nature and qualities of Buddhahood.”  We will also begin studying volume one of Mipham Rinpoche’s Gateway to Knowledge, a condensation of the Buddha’s teachings, “the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibettan Buddhism”.

Click here for complete information and registration

April 6, 7 & 8, 2018 – Lama Jampa Thaye Teaches in San Luis Obispo

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The Power of Buddhism Public Talk
7 to 8:30 PM, Friday, April 6, 2018
White Heron Sangha Meditation Center
6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach, CA

The Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of San Luis Obispo is sponsoring a public talk on the power and wisdom of Buddhism in western culture on Friday evening. Attendance is free. Donations are encouraged. Directions to the White Heron Center.

All sentient beings possess Buddha nature, the seed of the wisdom, compassion and power of full realization. These boundless qualities are covered by our habits of self-clinging and ignorance, which can be overcome by the mind of awakening – bodhicitta – and developing the six perfections of generosity, patience,  ethics, effort and meditation that lead to wisdom.

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
Saturday, April 7 & Sunday April 8

10 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 4 PM both days
San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center
3484 Gregory Court, San Luis Obispo, CA

The San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center is pleased to host Lama Jampa Thaye for a two-day teaching retreat. There will be morning and afternoon sessions with an “on your own” lunch break. There is a fee to attend these teachings.

One Day – $35 for Bodhi Path Members, $40 for non-members, $50 for sustaining patrons.
Two Days – $60 for members, $70 for non-members, $80 for sustaining patrons.

Those attending the first day can decide to attend the second day and pay the difference. You can register and pay by cash, check or credit card at the center  or register online ahead of time at: http://ezregister.com/events/24619/.

Description: The Four Dharmas of Gampopa is an explanation of Gampopa’s four-line teaching which provides an overview of the path of mixed sutra and tantra. It begins with contemplation of the four thoughts, progresses through the preliminary, development and completion practices of Vajrayana, and culminates in Mahamudra and Dzokchen, the supreme meditations of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

About Lama Jampa Thaye
Lama Jampa Thaye is a scholar, author and meditation master trained in the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions of Buddhism.  He is authorized as a Lama and Vajrayana master by his two main teachers Karma Thinley Rinpoche and His Holiness Sakya Trizin. Complete biography.