The Hinayana View
Buddhism 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. The teachings of the Hinayana represent the most fundamental instructions of the Buddha, which are central to everything that follows. Hinayana studies, therefore, are basic to any training in Buddhism.
In the Nalandabodhi Path of Study, Hinayana studies introduce you to Buddhism as a science of mind or method of investigation. There are two courses: The Hinayana View and the The Hinayana Path and Fruition.
In the Hinayana View course, we explore more deeply the Four Noble Truths, the nature of self as described by the 5 skandhas (the elements that make up our experience of self), and the 12 links of dependent origination. We will have two sessions of analytical meditation to explore these topics in a more experimental way.
The courses are based on talks by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, a contemporary Tibetan teacher. The courses are facilitated by senior students.
The course will be offered online, via Zoom. Please register (below) in advance to receive the Zoom link
Cost: Registration is fee is $25.
Dates and Time: April 21 through May 26. 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Mountain time.
The accompanying sourcebook by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is available for purchase. It is recommended that the class readings be done prior to each class. The texts for each course are available from the Nalanda bookstore. Please order them at least 2 weeks in advance of each course. The text is $15.00 plus $10 to $14 for shipping. There is also an eReader version available.
Contact David Makowski at email@example.com for more information or to discuss alternate financial arrangements.