A One Day Retreat with Ven Tenzin Priyadarshi
Sunday, November 9, 2014
9am to 4:30pm
University of California Irvine
Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
3100 Gateway Study Center
Teachings based on Arya Nagarjuna's "Verses of the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamaka-karika)" and Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen Negi's "Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea".
Transforming the Inner and the Outer:
Conversations on Sustainable Spirituality
A Public Talk by Ven Priyadarshi
Monday, November 10, 2014
Wallace All-Faiths Chapel
Chapman University, Orange, CA.
The Emptiness of Emptiness
Weeklong Retreat with Ven Tenzin Priyadarshi
January 30 to February 5, 2015
La Casa de Maria Retreat Center, Montecito, CA
"Form is emptiness; emptiness also is form.
Emptiness is no other than form; form is no other than emptiness.
In the same way feeling, perception, formation and consciousness are emptiness."
A week long intensive retreat on the understanding, practice, and realization of emptiness. This retreat will provide an opportunity to understand the conceptual framework of emptiness as it was presented and discussed in the literatures of Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajryana schools. Participants will then proceed to deconstruct this conceptual framework to encounter emptiness “face to face”— proceeding to a naked awareness of no “face to face”.
The retreat will explore emptiness through teachings, discussions and meditation practices. Beginners and advanced students are encouraged to attend.
Suggested Readings (in any available language): The Heart Sutra; Acharya Nagarjuna’s “Verses of the Middle Way” (mulamadhyamika-karika)— “Seventy Stanzas of Emptiness” (“sunyata-saptatih).
Details and Registration through our affiliate Bodhimarga
Dharma Study Circle: The Study Circle is an opportunity to progress in one's spiritual growth through becoming familiar with Buddhist texts, by having constructive discussions of the texts, and by interacting in the fellowship of sangha community with other aspirants. Periodically there will be Q&A sessions with Ven Priyadarshi on the text under discussion.
Currently we are discussing Atisha's "Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment."
Groups are meeting in Huntington Beach, West L.A., and Santa Barbara.
Contact us if interested in joining a group.
Go to our Blog to see previous retreats and more of Ven. Tenzin's activities.