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Guest Teacher Series: Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend with Geshe Thubten Sherab

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INTRODUCTORY/OPEN TO ALL: No prior knowledge or experience required; no registration required

 

WHEN: Friday, March 10th, 2017, 7:30 - 9:00 PM; Saturday, March 11th, 2017, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (lunch 12:30 - 2:00 PM); and Sunday, March 12th, 2017, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (lunch 12:30 - 2:00 PM); please check Calendar to confirm

 

WHERE: The Guhyasamaja Center, Professional Center of Fairfax Building, 10875 Main Street, Unit 108, Fairfax, VA

 

TEACHER/FACILITATOR: Geshe Thubten Sherab

 

Nagarjuna's poetic presentation of the fundamental teachings of the Great Vehicle, or Mahayana, is one of the most widely quoted sources in other commentaries on the Mahayana path. The Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (first-second century C.E.) wrote his celebrated poem Letter to a Friend as a gift of advice to a South Indian king.  Despite its short length, Nagarjuna's  Letter to a Friend covers the entire Mahayana path, combining a practical approach to daily conduct with a theoretical exposition of the different stages leading to enlightenment. Nagarjuna’s text explains in a very pragmatic way how to integrate spiritual values into daily life, giving advice on avoiding distractions and living with ethical discipline. It is therefore of particular interest for those who wish to cultivate a spiritual practice while continuing to live and work in society.

 

These teachings are open to and appropriate for complete beginners as well as more advanced practitioners.  A copy of the root text will be provided.

 

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The Guhyasamaja Center is affiliated with The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition; Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director

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Professional Center of Fairfax Building
10875 Main Street, Unit 108
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