Song of Experience: Commentary by Yangten Rinpoche (Day 2)
January 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
About the Course
The literary genre known as Lam Rim, or Stages of the Path, originated with the 10th century scholar known as Atisha. His seminal work, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, condensed and systematised the vast canon of the Buddha’s teachings into its quintessential instructions. Over 300 years later the genre enjoyed a renaissance in Tibet under Lama Tsongkhapa, whose oeuvre includes Song of Experience, one of the pithier of his Lam Rim treatises. We have the great privilege of Yangten Rinpoche providing a commentary on this profound and fundamental text. The translation of the text that we will be using is by Geshe Thubten Jinpa, long-time translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Is this for me?
Anyone with an interest in Buddhism can attend this course. However, it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhism, in particular the teachings of the Lam Rim, for example: by having attended the Discovering Buddhism course.
What can I expect?
An exposition of a profound Buddhist text by an esteemed scholar.
Saturdays, 09 January – 20 February | 10:00 – 11:30
About the Teacher
Born in the Kham region of Tibet, Yangten Rinpoche was recognised as the reincarnation of his predecessor at the age of 10. An alumnus of the illustrious Sera Monastery, he graduated with the highest possible degree of Lharampa Geshe before completing his studies at Gyuto Tantric College. Since 2008, at the personal behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yangten Rinpoche has been working at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in various capacities. Click here to read Rinpoche’s full bio.
About the Translator
Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a German-born Buddhist nun, scholar, and teacher. She is the first woman to ever be awarded the title of Geshe. We are honoured to have her translating for Yangten Rinpoche.
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.