Buddhist Studies

WHAT CAN WE RELY ON? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha

with Acharya Richard John

September 28th—September 29th

Open to all. One of the Buddha’s most profound and practical teachings has become known as “The Four Reliances.” This is his heart advice to students who find themselves confused about who and what to trust to guide their path. Continue »

Refuge & Bodhisattva Vow Ceremonies

with Acharya Richard John

September 29th

The REFUGE VOW marks the decision to commit oneself wholeheartedly to the Buddhist path and to further one's practice and training. The BODHISATTVA VOW is a further commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. Continue »

The Four Seals

with Mark Beckstrom & Jennifer Yarbro

November 15th—November 17th

This program will examine the four foundational truths of Buddhism. It is intended for both the person beginning to explore Buddhism as well as the experienced student. In that light, it is intended to be both a gateway to, and a deepening of, one’s path. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Chris Kreeger & Edward Hargadon

November 22nd—November 24th

Composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in a sacred cave in Bhutan in 1968, the Sadhana of Mahamudra was an important turning point in his presentation of the Buddhist teachings in the West. It is written for modern times, with the expressed Continue »