Webcast Event (for member-supporters)
The first two sessions of the teaching will be available to view on Monday and Tuesday, August 1st and 2nd, 2022, respectively, and consequent sessions on each following Monday and Tuesday until August 22nd, 2022. The teachings are given in English and are recorded by Sravasti Abbey, Newport, Washington, USA.
Venerable Thubten Chodron gives a detailed commentary on the ‘Homage to Great Compassion’ from the highly revered ‘Supplement to Nagarjuna’s Treatise on the Middle Way’ composed by the great seventh century Indian master Chandrakirti.
Please copy and paste the link given below on your web browser to download the PFD copy of the text: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y1bGQsnzdLywWeu1Z7g_otkFiMkYsZp5/view?usp=sharing
From the perspective of the Mahayana teachings, the development of spontaneously arising bodhicitta based on compassion for all beings, joined with pristine wisdom directly realizing the ultimate nature of mind and all phenomena, are the two fundamental realizations that bring the attainment of Buddhahood.
In this teaching, Venerable Thubten Chodron sets out the fundamental significance of the development of compassion in our progression along the path to enlightenment and discusses the challenges, the attitudes to cultivate in our daily lives, and the specific meditative practices that accord with the stages of development along the journey to enlightenment.
Venerable Thubten Chodron is an American Buddhist nun and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in Newport, Washington, USA. Ordained in1977, she is a student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, and other Tibetan lamas. She is currently assisting His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the writing and publication of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, a multi-volume series on the Buddhist Path. Visit thubtenchodron.org for a media library of her teachings, and sravastiabbey.org to learn more about the Abbey.
Gompa member-supporters are cordially invited to register for this special event. At the time you register there will also be the opportunity to make a voluntary offering in support of the Sravasti Abbey, Newport, Washington, USA. From the closing registration date of September 21st, 2022, onwards, the teaching will continue to be available to Gompa member-supporters from the Gompa Library.
Monks and nuns at the partner monasteries and nunneries are also cordially invited to view the webcast using the free member login of your partner monastery or nunnery.
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We apologise for the cancellation /postponement of this event. All paid registrations will be refunded, all pre-registrations have been cancelled.