Phakchok Rinpoche will offer a series of Dharma teachings over the course of the next month. As the teachers regularly remind us, the gift of the precious Dharma is the supreme offering as it alone unfolds the path to the cessation of suffering and to complete enlightenment. Phakchok Rinpoche has now decided to offer clear guidance to help us identify our current location on the path and what steps we need to take in order to progress.
In the Dhammapada, in answer to a question about the best type of offering, Buddha Shakyamuni advised the king of the gods Sakka,
Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati
sabbarasam dhammaraso jinati
sabbaratim dhammarati jinati
tanhakkhayo sabbadukkham jinati.
Verse 354, Sakkapanha Vatthu
The gift of the Dhamma excels all gifts;
the taste of the Dhamma excels all tastes;
delight in the Dhamma excels all delights.
The eradication of craving overcomes all suffering.
Dhammapada Verse 354
Phakchok Rinpoche invites all of his students and any individuals with sincere interest to join in the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th of these teachings. The second teaching, on the Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo (The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence) is restricted to students who have previously attended the retreat with Phakchok Rinpoche. Only those students will be permitted to register for that particular teaching. Please note that even if you were unable to attend the prior retreat, opportunities will arise in the future to join those teachings.
Rinpoche will also be answering selected questions from students so we encourage you to submit direct and concise questions when you register. Even if Rinpoche does not have the time to address each question, he will read all of your questions.
Each of the sessions will take place at 5:45 pm Nepal Time. Please check the time zone for your own location here.
How to register:
Zoom registration is required to attend this event.
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Students will have the opportunity to submit written questions in advance directly on our Zoom registration form.
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