march, 2017

10mar7:30 pm- 9:00 pmArya Nagarjuna's "Letter to a Friend" Taught by Geshe Thubten Sherab

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Nagarjuna's poetic presentation of the fundamental teachings of the Great Vehicle, or Mahayana, is one of the most widely quoted sources in other commentaries on the Mahayana path. The Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (first-second century C.E.) wrote his celebrated poem Letter to a Friend as a gift of advice to a South Indian king. Despite its short length, Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend covers the entire Mahayana path, combining a practical approach to daily conduct with a theoretical exposition of the different stages leading to enlightenment. Nagarjuna’s text explains in a very pragmatic way how to integrate spiritual values into daily life, giving advice on avoiding distractions and living with ethical discipline. It is therefore of particular interest for those who wish to cultivate a spiritual practice while continuing to live and work in society. These teachings are open to and appropriate for complete beginners as well as more advanced practitioners. A copy of the root text will be provided. This event repeats on Saturday March 11th and Sunday March 12th from 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Lunch: 12:30-2:00 P.M. on your own, the center is close to a number of restaurants.

Time

(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Guhyasamaja Buddhist Center

10875 Main St. Unit 108 Fairfax, VA 22030

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