Mahayana Buddhism 300 series at Nalandabodhi Halifax

Mahayana buddhismBuddhism is not a religion in the usual sense of the word. It is a method of investigation that allows you to work skillfully with the positive potentials and negative energies of your own mind.

In the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, studies of selflessness in the Hinayana are the jumping off point for understanding Mahayana selflessness, which broadens the notion beyond personal selflessness into the vastness of mahashunyata, or the “great emptiness.” In the Mahayana Buddhist teachings we look at the possibility of generating limitless compassion, the unbounded intention to help all sentient beings, known in Sanskrit as bodhichitta.  The Mahayana view explores the nature of mind, self awareness and the interdependence and selflessness of all phenomena.

You can find more detailed descriptions of the course here:http://nalandabodhi.org/courses/path-of-study/mahayana-courses/mahayana-course-outlines/

This comprehensive study course is directly from teachings of Ponlop Dzogchen Rinpoche.  Based firmly in Buddhist scholarship, Rinpoche speaks to our everyday experience, teaching from a living tradition of Buddhism that is still vital to our 21st Century western world.

Long time Buddhist practitioner, author and teacher Andy Karr will facilitate this series. Andy is an accomplished teacher, dharma writer, photographer and artist.  He studied extensively under Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.  Andy has been leading  Nalandabodhi Halifax Mahayana classes for many years and is loved for his depth of knowledge and understanding as well as his ability to set the teachings in an experiential context for students.

Andy is the author of Contemplating Reality, a series of investigations into the nature of mind and the phenomenal world, and the co-author of The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes.

The Mahayana Series 300 starts Monday, September 12th at 7:00pm. 

Class meets every other week on Mondays at Nalandabodhi Halifax, 6218 Quinpool Rd. (map)

The series costs $60.00 per term (Sept. to Dec. term one) and course text is $12.00

Please Register at:  halifax@nalandabodhi.ca


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