The Buddha’s Teaching in India and Tibet

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The Buddha’s Teaching in India and Tibet: Oral transmission, Treasures and Pure Vision

Choky Nyima Rinpoche expressed the wish that Andreas Doctor teach about the history, transmission, and practice of Vajrayana. We are happy to announce a new course by Andreas Doctor fulfilling Rinpoche's wish.

In this online course we will study the history of the Buddha’s teaching as it developed in India and Tibet. We will especially focus on the origin and transmission of the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions as seen from the perspective of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. We will approach this truly vast topic by zooming in on selected features of the tradition. In this way, we will encounter some of the great masters, practices, and scriptures that have given shape to the three wisdom traditions of the oral transmissions, the treasures and the pure vision teachings that together constitute the tradition upheld by the Nyingma School. The course is intended as an introduction to the history of the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions and does not require any prior knowledge of the topic.

We meet weekly every Saturday, beginning on May 29, 3 - 4:30 pm CEST (check your time zone)

There will be opportunity to ask questions during the talks.

May 29:           The origins of Mahayana and Vajrayana in India

June 5:           The Transmission of Buddhism into Tibet

June 12:          Treasures and Pure Vision

Andreas will teach in English.

You will receive an email with a link to join our Zoom room meeting place.

Every Zoom live session will be recorded for participants only. If you miss a meeting, you are welcome to view the recording, which will be posted on latest the next day.

Dr. Andreas Doctor lives in Denmark and is currently serving as editorial co-director at 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. Previously, Andreas lived in Nepal where he studied under the guidance of the monks and lamas at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. He received his PhD in Buddhist Studies from the University of Calgary in 2004.

The teachings themselves are free. Donations are welcome and, following Andreas Doctor's wish, will all go towards Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery.

Registration is open until June 21. After registering on DharmaSun for this course, you will receive an e-mail from DharmaSun confirming your access to the recordings.

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