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.