14-18 July, 2014

Teaching on the 9th Wisdom Chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicaryavatara)

Led by Khenpo Ngawang Woser

Teaching on the 9th Wisdom Chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicaryavatara)

Led by Khenpo Ngawang Woser

14-18 July, 2014

Teaching on the 9th Wisdom Chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicaryavatara)

Khenpo Ngawang Woser

The Bodhicaryavatāra, sometimes translated into English as A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, is a famous Mahāyāna Buddhist text written c. 700 AD in Sanskrit verse by Shantideva (Śāntideva), a Buddhist monk at Nālandā Monastic University in India. It has ten chapters dedicated to the development of bodhicitta (the mind of enlightenment) through the practice of the six perfections (Skt. Pāramitās).

 Tibetan scholars consider the ninth "Wisdom" chapter to be one of the most succinct expositions of the Madhyamaka view.

 

Classes will be held in the mornings and afternoon.  

 

Teacher:

Khenpo Ngawang Woser

Khenpo was born in eastern Tibet in 1972. After becoming a monk at the age of 15, he left Tibet for India, in 1988. Khenpo began studying Buddhist philosophy, in 1998 he became a lecturer, and in 2000 became a Khenpo. From 1998 until 2001, he taught Buddhist philosophy at Dzongsar Institute in Bir. In 2004, he received another Khenpo degree from HH the Dalhi Lhama. The University of Vienna invited Khenpo to teach for two semesters in 2011, where he continues to be a visiting professor. Khenpo has been a resident teacher at the Deer Park Institute since 2011.

He especially appreciates the international students who are open minded and respect other religions and belief systems. Khenpo’s style is very engaging and challenges students to go deeper in their learning process.

 

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