Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

Teachings in Southern California

Buddha Nature

June 13-15, 2014
Santa Barbara, CA

In Mahayana Buddhism, the Tathagatagarbha sutras are considered to be the earliest expression of the original concept of Buddha Nature.

Buddha Nature refers to the realization that all sentient beings, without exception, have the same essential  nature and potential for enlightenment. Just as clouds temporarily cover the sun, so too can ignorance temporarily obscure our Buddha Nature and hinder our development of compassion and wisdom. Meditation practice can allow us to see the true nature of things and develop these naturally present seeds of enlightenment.

Friday: 7pm to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm, Sunday: 10am to noon

EMID, Rancho Embarcadero Center
224 Vereda Leyenda, Goleta, CA, 93117

Suggested donation: $75. advance, $100. at the door.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Please contact the coordinator for Registration and Details:

Susie Koesterer -       Flyer

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Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is the President of The Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation, a worldwide humanitarian organization. He is also the founding Director of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is the Buddhist chaplain there as well. He was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is his spiritual mentor, and has received instruction and training under several great Buddhist teachers. He teaches in the spirit of the non-sectarian, Rime' tradition. Ven. Tenzin teaches around the world, including recently in Russia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Japan, and Mexico.   (More about Ven. Tenzin)

Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi