We are back with our fifth part of modular series workshop starting NEXT WEEKEND! Please find the information below and we hope to see you online soon!
GATEWAY TO THE TEACHINGS: The Words of the GreatMasters – MODULE 5
PRAJNAPARAMITA: THE PERFECTION OF WISDOM
16-18th September 2022 ONLINE via ZOOM
In Association with the Atiyoga Foundation & International Dzogchen Community
A six part modular programme introducing Buddhism and exploring its relevance & value for our lives today.
*CZECH, FRENCH AND SPANISH TRANSLATIONS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE
This training programme is based on a text ‘Gateway to the Teachings’ (as yet unpublished) by the great Dzogchen Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, which serves as an introduction to the main principles of the Buddhist Teachings. It also provides a foundation for understanding the Dzogchen approach in the context of Buddhism as a whole.
**NOTE: You may take this course even if you have not done previous modules. You also do not have to attend all classes.
All classes are recorded to catch up. This training programme is based on a text ‘Gateway to the Teachings’ (as yet unpublished) by the great Dzogchen Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, which serves as an introduction to the main principles of the Buddhist Teachings. It also provides a foundation for understanding the Dzogchen approach in the context of Buddhism as a whole.
MODULE FIVE: Prajnaparamita: The Perfection of Wisdom
This fifth weekend will focus on the theme of ‘Prajnaparamita’ or the Perfection of Wisdom, which is the culmination of the Sutra path. ‘Prajna’ is a Sanskrit term which is generally translated as wisdom or more precisely as ‘discriminating wisdom’, but this could also be understood to refer to our innate wisdom of discernment or more experientially as ‘transcendental wisdom’. It is difficult to find a precise way to describe this quality of wisdom as it is by its very nature beyond words and dualistic concepts, such as form or emptiness, real or unreal. Rather it is a state which can only be experienced rather than described, through a ‘recognition’ of wisdom. As it says in the famous Heart Sutra:
‘Form is emptiness and emptiness itself is form. Beyond form there is no emptiness, beyond emptiness there is no form’
This course will follow the text from Gateway to the Teaching starting from Chapter 2, section 6.6. If you do not have the text already it can be downloaded using the link here.
Schedule: 16th-18th September – Friday to Sunday
NOTE: All sessions are according to UK time!
The following practice sessions will be given at the times below with the following instructors. All instructors have been personally authorised to teach by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
Friday 16th September 5.30pm – 7pm
‘Introduction: What is Wisdom?’ with Gabriella Schneider
Saturday 17th September 9.30am – 11am
‘Am I Real?’ with Cheh Goh
Saturday 17th September 2.30pm – 4pm
‘The Heart Sutra’ with Enzo Terzano
Sunday 18th September 9.30am – 11:30am
‘Melting Away the Solidity of Things’ with Lukas Chmelik
Sunday 18th September 2.30pm – 3:30pm
‘Innate Wisdom in Daily Life’ with Julia Lawless
NOTE: THIS IS A DONATION BASED COURSE. ALL ARE WELCOME AND WE WILL NOT TURN ANYONE AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS.
**FOLLOW UP Practice Sessions every Sunday at 9am (UK TIME)
To register for any or all of the workshops, please click here
We look forward to seeing you online soon!