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KHENCHEN SHERAB GYALTSEN AMIPA'S CENTERS

   Sakya Dharma Family

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THUS HAVE I HEARD

 

 

By the request of the Sachen Foundation, His Holiness 42 Sakya Gongma Trizin Rinpoche agreed to bestow a series of teachings on “A Garland of Jewels” by Drogön Chögyal Phagpa. Khenchen Sherab's Centers joined this wonderful initiative and will run a study program based on these teachings, starting in September.

This is a comprehensive study course, therefore you should follow the complete course. We will not control your attendance, however, please note that the recordings of the teachings will not be available for re-watching until 2022.
The entire program with teachings, guided meditations, review sessions and Q&A sessions will be offered in English with translation into French, Italian, Dutch, German and Russian. This program is free of charge. Thank you for supporting our activities with your participation, and if possible, all donations are always well appreciated.      





  

 

 

 

 

 

“A Garland of Jewels” by Drogön Chögyal Phagpa

COMPLETE PROGRAM OVERVIEW  

Teachings, meditation,

review classes, Q&A sessions and study groups

Schedule 

7 Sept. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

(birthday of HH Gongma Trichen Rinpoche)

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A and long life prayers for H. H. 41 Sakya gongma Trichen Rinpoche

 

14 Sept. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A, meditation

 

21 Sept. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

CLASS CANCELLED 

-> H. E. Khondung Asanga Rinpoche's visit to our center in Arosio. You are all welcome to join! Click here for more info. 

 

28 Sept. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A, meditation

 

5 Oct. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A, meditation

 

12 Oct. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A, meditation

 

19 Oct. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A, meditation

 

27 Oct. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

(LHABAB DÜCHEN)

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A, Shakyamuni prayer

 

2 Nov. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A, meditation

 

9 Nov. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A, meditation

 

16 Nov. 2021

19.15 - 21.15 CET

Listening to the teachings, review class, Q&A, meditation

Tuesday teachings, 19.15 - 20.15 CET

On Tuesday evenings we will listen to His Holiness' teachings in English with simultaneous interpretation in French, Italian and German on Zoom, Dutch on Jitsi.

 

Tuesday Review Class and Q&A, 20.15 - 21.15 CET

After the teachings, Khenpo Tashi Sangpo will offer a review class and answer your questions. Questions should be submited by Sunday for each Tuesday session in writing using this form. Review classes and Q&A sessions will be in English with consecutive interpretation in French, Italian and German on Zoom, Ductch on Jitsi.


 Additional Study Groups

(an opportunity to re-listen to the teachings)

 - Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim will run an on-site Saturday Study Group (no streaming), in English with the French translation. Detailed information will be communicated later to the registered participants.

- Sakya Changchub Choling, Stockholm/Uppsala will run an on-line Study Group 1 x month. Detailed information will be communicated later to the registered participants 

     

Study topics and reference materials 

Prayers and other texts available for download

(you will receive a passcode upon registration)

 

Text

A Garland of Jewels by Chogyal Phagpa. This text is included in the pubblication Freeing the Heart and Mind, Part Two (Wisdom Pubblications; also available as an e-book here), which contains the root text and a commentary by H.H. 41 Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche. Translations of the root text are available in Italian, French, German, and Dutch, and will be sent to the registered participants upon request.

 

About the author and his text

This celebrated text was written by Chogyal Phagpa, a founding father of the Sakya school, who became the first imperial preceptor under Kublai Khan and thus converted the Mongols to Tibetan Buddhism. A Garland of Jewels was composed as a manual of instructions for the 13th century Mongol Prince Gibek Timur. It covers the entire Buddhist path, from the level of a beginner to that of full enlightenment. The first part of the teaching provides guidance for a good life; the second one outlines the path for liberation and the final part  - the distinctive features of the Mahayana path.

 

Text outline and further study references

Homage

Verses

Preparation and praise

I. WORLDLY ADVICE

Optional good reads on the topic:

- Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend

Sakya Pandita’s Sakya Lekshe

Sakya Pandita's Treasury of Good Advice

Worldly and spiritual wealth 

Worldly happiness and dependence on parents and the Buddha

How to relate to others

Being exemplary in one’s conduct

Developing determination

Skillful worldly means: peace

How to exercise power and rule the country

Wealth

Sense pleasures

Examining one’s actions 

Summary

II. BEYOND WORLDLY ADVICE - HINAYANA

Optional good reads on the topic:
- Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Abhidharma

Additional in-depth study: Roadmap for the Path study program

Relying on a spiritual teacher

Optional good reads: 

Kalamata Sutra

- Gampopa’s Ornament of Precious Liberation

- Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim

Refuge

Optional good reads: 

- Sakya Pandita's Clarifying the Sage’s Intent

Objects and causes of refuge according to Hinayana

Ethical discipline: precepts of individual liberation

Wisdom of hearing & contemplation

Meditation: suffering & origin of suffering

Meditation: to overcome specific obstacles and insight 

Paths & skillful means 
III. BEYOND WORLDLY ADVICE - MAHAYAN
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Optional good reads: 

- Sakya Pandita's Clarifying the Sage’s Intent

- Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrup’s Beautiful Ornament of the Three Visions

Need for great skillful means: caring for others

Mahayana refuge

Cause and objects of refuge according to Mahayana
Conventional bodhicitta

Conventional bodhicitta: beginningless samsara 

Conventional bodhicitta: loving-kindness & compassion

Conventional bodhicitta: wishing and aspiring bodhicitta

Ultimate bodhicitta: realization of emptiness

Optional good reads:

- Kamalashila's Light on the Middle Way

- Mipham's commentary to Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara

Skillful means & accumulation of merit

Six perfections

Four means of gathering disciples

Paths and stages

Fruition: the kayas & qualities of buddhahood

Fruition: the wisdoms of buddhahood

Unceasing Buddha & Dharma

Conclusion

 

 

     

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