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15 - 17 07 22

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GATEWAY TO THE TEACHINGS: The Words of the Great Masters MODULE IV

GATEWAY TO THE TEACHINGS: The Words of the Great Masters : Module 4 

15-17 th July 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This training programme is based on a text ‘Gateway to the Teachings’ (as yet unpublished) by the great Dzogchen Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, which serves as an introduction to the main principles of the Buddhist Teachings.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. The aim and methodology for this programme is to read and discuss the text in order to understand its relevance to our lives today. The course will incorporate teaching, study and practice using the text ‘Gateway to the Teachings’ as the basis. The programme consists of six weekends at approximately eight week intervals with weekly practice sessions on Sunday mornings. This course also serves as a follow-up training programme to the earlier modular sessions on ‘Meditation for Daily Life’.

**NOTE: You may take this course even if you have not done previous modules. You also do not have to attend all classes through the weekend. 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 This training programme is based on a text ‘Gateway to the Teachings’ (as yet unpublished) by the great Dzogchen Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, which serves as an introduction to the main principles of the Buddhist Teachings.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 FOUR: The Paramitas: Bodhicitta in Action
This fourth weekend will focus on the theme of ‘The Paramitas: Bodhicitta in Action’. ‘Paramita’ is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘Perfection’ referring to the noble character qualities of a realized being. In Mahayana Buddhism there are six of characteristics described, which are: generosity,morality, patience, perseverance, meditative stability and Prajnaparamita or the perfection of wisdom. These six perfections are also the qualities which a student of Buddhism aims to understand, practise and eventually embody on the Bodhisattva path. This module will focus on the first five Paramitas in all their various aspects, while the sixth Paramita will be covered in Module V. The sessions will follow the text as it is presented in ‘Gateway to the Teachings’
 
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 15th July 5.30pm – 7pm: ‘Introduction: The Paramitas – Transcending the Trap of Egotism’ with Monica Gentile

Saturday 16 th July 9.30am -11am: ‘Our Everyday Moral Character Explored’ with Stoffelina Verdonk

Saturday 16 th July 2.30pm – 4pm: ‘The Benefits of Having Patience’ with Fabio Risolo

Sunday 17 th July 9.30am -11am: ‘Stress-Free Perseverance’ with Cheh Goh

Sunday 17 th July 2.30pm – 4pm ‘ Meditative Stability & the Essence of the Paramitas’ with
Lukas Chmelik 

**FOLLOW UP Practice Sessions every Sunday at 9am
READING MATERIAL FOR THE COURSE CAN BE FOUND AT THIS LINK (CLICK HERE).
We will be looking at Chapter 2,  section 1V, Part 6 for this session.

NOTE: THIS IS A DONATION BASED COURSE.  

YOU ALSO DO NOT NEED TO HAVE TAKEN THE OTHER MODULES TO JOIN THIS COURSE.

MODULE 5 will be on the theme of ‘Prajnaparamita: the Perfection of Wisdom’ (dates in September will be announced soon)

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Hourly Schedule

25th March 2022

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Gateway to the Teachings
Session 1

26th March 2022

09:30am - 4:00pm
Gateway to the Teachings
Session 2

27th March 2022

09:30am - 4:00pm
Gateway to the Teachings
Session 3

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