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PSL Shedra Philosophy Retreat: The Radiant Light of the Sun and Moon
August 27, 2014 - August 28, 2014
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche will teach on The Radiant Light of the Sun and Moon by Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, which is a commentary on The Sword of Wisdom that Ascertains Reality by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche.This text is an accessible introduction to the essential philosophy and logic of Buddhism, and Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche will specifically cover the beginning chapters on the Two Truths, the Four Reasonings, and Interdependent Coordination.
Khenpo Rinpoche’s dynamic, insightful, and very clear teaching style will make these profound philosophical points come alive for everyone!
There will be two daily teachings by Khenpo Rinpoche, with lots of time for questions and answers, morning and evening meditation practices, and additional evening group discussions.
When the Central University for Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India opened in 1967, for the first few years Khenchen Palden was the only faculty member and administrator in the Nyingma Department. He taught up to thirteen classes daily for several years. He continued teaching at the Central University until 1984, for seventeen years in all. During that time, Mipham Rinpoche‰۪s Sword of Wisdom that Ascertains Reality formed the basis for the first course in the sequence of study in the Nyingma Department. Since there was no textbook, Khenchen Palden would write notes on the blackboard and the students would copy them before the notes were erased at the end of class. Eventually some of the students compiled their notes and Khenchen used them as the basis for the commentary, The Radiant Light of the Sun and Moon, which he eventually wrote in full in 1984 and the Central University published in 1986.
PBC members: $293; $62/day
Non-members: $357; $77/day
Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Highway
Sidney Center, NY 13839