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Khenpo Chödrag Rinpoche - Understanding Reality: The Four Seals

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Buddhist Treasures of Knowledge: A Buddhist Study and Meditation Course


Understanding Reality: The Four Seals


by Khenpo Chödrag Tenphel Rinpoche

Monday, July 6 – Sunday, July 26 2020



The four seals sum up the essence of all the Buddha’s teachigns. They are also what allows us to verify whether a doctrine can be qualified as Buddhist or not, in the image of a royal seal that was a mark of quality in ancient times. These four seals are precious points of reference for a practitioner because they describe our current situation and the one we wish to progress toward. They can be expressed in four sentences, “All conditioned phenomena are impermanents, all contaminated phenomena are suffering, all phenomena are empty and devoid of true existence, and nirvana is peace.” Khenpo Rinpoche will explain each of these aspects and how to apply them in detail, basing his teaching on two texts: The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa and The Treasury of Precious Qualities by Jigme Lingpa. These texts are available in English.

It will be possible to ask questions on the teaching by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Khenpo Rinpoche will reply to selected question during a weekly Q&A session.


Course Organization:

• July 6 – July 24 2020, Monday – Friday, 6–7:30 pm.
• Weekly Q&A session, Friday,  3:30- 5 pm.
• Saturdays and Sundays are off days.


Attention → Exceptional off day: Friday 10 July.


The teaching, given in Tibetan and translated into English, will be available on Karma Samphel Ling’s YouTube channel. A simultaneous translation into French will be available of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling’s YouTube channel along with Spanish and German translations.

German: DKL - Translation

French: Dhagpo Kagyu Ling's Youtube Channel

Spanish: Traduction DKL

Following the livestream, the teaching sessions will remain available on their respective YouTube channels.

Khenpo Rinpoche recites the Manjushri Prayer at the beginning of each session. Khenpo Rinpoche explained this last year during the summer course in Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, and the transcript is available as download. Also in Vienna last year Khenpo Rinpoche explained the Manjushri Prayer during the explanations of Nagarjuna's "Letter to a friend".
For translations of the prayer please contact your centers or Dhagpo Kagyu Ling.

Download: Manjushri-prayer - english

In general, when we physically attend this type of teaching, we take part in course fees that cover the expenses the center incurs to make Dharma transmission possible. In light of the current circumstances and the transmission via Youtube intended for the greatest number of people possible, these teachings will be open-access and free of charge.

In order to expand this generosity further—according to Khenpo Chodrak Rinpoche’s wishes—you may make a donation to the French humanitarian association Knowledge Rising, which is active in Nepal at Sharminub, Shamar Rinpoche’s large humanitarian, educational monastic center. (insertion du lien direct vers la page de soutien du site de Knowledge Rising).

www.knowledgerising.org/support/
 

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