DRDC Bodhicaryavatara Class Led by Drimed Rinpoche 德清穰佛學社入行論班: 主法上師智美仁波切, Dechen Rang Dharma Center, Sunday, 10. March 2019

DRDC Shedra's Bodhicaryavatara Class begins on Sunday, 3/10/2019 @ 9:30 am
Class schedule — Bi-weekly on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month from 9:30 am to 12 pm
Text: Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara (A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life)

The Bodhicharyavatara teaches the essential instructions of mind training to help Mahayana practitioners work towards perfecting one’s wisdom on the path to enlightenment. Practitioners learn how to develop the motivation of bodhichitta, as well as how to carry out the application of the six paramitas or transcendental perfections. The purpose of the dharma is to transform the mind, to free us from our attachment to worldly concerns. Among all treatises and texts, Shantideva’s Bodhicharyavatara is one of the most powerful texts that serve this purpose. If a qualified teacher carefully explains these two texts, a diligent student can definitely transform his or her mind and become free from worldly concerns. 

Lama Drimed Rinpoche believes that, in modern day society, a Buddhist organization like ours should assume the responsibility of providing a systematic structure for learning and reflecting Dharma teachings. These progressive trainings serve as the important foundation that is required for gaining insights into the need and certainty for the path of Dharma practice. Many Buddhists limit their practice to sutra or mantra recitation, ritualistic offerings of substances and prostration etc, thinking that that’s all it takes to liberate themselves from samsara. However, these practices alone will not lead one to liberation. The qualified path leading towards liberation has to take place by enhancing one’s wisdom through learning and reflecting, whereby one establishes the goals to work towards developing the View, the Path, and the Result. 

As practicing Buddhists, we are constantly challenged to reflect on our Bodhicitta and understanding of Emptiness in order to solve our day-to-day problems and difficult situations. The reflection and application of Bodhicitta and Emptiness will carry on until we finally attain liberation from samsara. Therefore it is essential for Buddhist practitioners to learn Bodhicaryavatara ("A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" ) to cultivate Bodhicitta and Madhyamaka (“Middle Way”) to realize emptiness. 

Beginning March 2019, DRDC Shedra is commencing a 3-year program which offers a series of teachings on the subjects of Bodhicitta and Emptiness. We welcome all serious practitioners to register for these classes and deepen your learning, contemplating, and practicing. There will be midterms or quizzes for all classes. We encourage you to be present in all classes and avoid absences unless absolutely necessary as this is a rare opportunity to enhance your wisdom and practices. 

德清穰佛學社《入行論》班 開課日期 :週日 3/10/2019 @ 9:30 am
上課時間:每月第二、第四個週日早上 9:30 am ~12 pm
教本:寂天菩薩《入菩薩行論》

《入菩薩行論》涵蓋了大乘佛教體系中引導修行人走向終極解脫的修心指引。行者透過聞思修心指引得以開展菩提心,並且通曉如何透過行持六波若波羅蜜多而證得超越智慧。修行佛法的目的是為了修心,並且釋放對世間的執著。在所有經論中,寂天菩薩的《入菩薩行論》是幫助行者達到上述目的之最強有力著作之一。如有幸得具格上師詳細教導,任何精進於聞思修的行者定能修心轉性,出離世間俗務。

喇嘛智美仁波切認為在現今社會及佛教團體裡非常需要系統性的聞思,如果沒有聞思作為基礎,就無法理解修行的必然性和重要性。所謂的修行,並非僅僅透過誦經唸咒或者燒香拜佛就完全可以擺脫輪迴,而是必須經由聞思來提升智慧,定位各自的見道果,然後以這個作為目標去實修。

作為佛教徒,我們必須具備並且利用菩提心和空性的見解來解決現實生活上的種種問題及挑戰,乃至於終究得以擺脫輪迴痛苦。因此透過學習入行論來培養菩提心,以及透過聞思中觀來了悟空性極其重要。從2019年三月起,德清穰佛學社將展開為期三年的菩提心及空性專題系列課程。未來也將繼續傳講更多重要顯密經論續部,歡迎所有認真想要聞思修行的道友註冊參與。 學期中將有定期考試,因此不鼓勵任意缺席。如果想要深入了解佛法提升智慧,這是一個非常難得的機會。

Sunday, 10. March 2019, Dechen Rang Dharma Center, DRDC Bodhicaryavatara Class Led by Drimed Rinpoche 德清穰佛學社入行論班: 主法上師智美仁波切

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