Lineage and Devotion (SSBS)

May 24th—June 25th (2022)

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  • $150 Full Price
  • $175 Sponsor
  • $125 BSC Member
  • $75 Subsidized
Room: Main Shrine Room

Lineage and Devotion (SSBS)

Tuesdays 5/24-6/21, 2022, 7-9PM

Saturday 6/25/2022, 9AM-5PM

This course will introduce the principles of transmission and the student/ teacher relationship as a central component to the study and practice of Shambhala Buddhism. Although historical figures are studied in this class, this is not a history class, but a look at the dharmic paths and human qualities of our lineage holders.

We will also explore an overview of the path of devotion according to the three yana principles of trust, faith, and devotion. Finally, we will introduce the central lineage figures of this Shambhala Buddhist tradition and the living and up-to-date nature of their life examples.

Six Classes and a Dharma Exchange

Five week day classes
1. Contemplation of Lineage

2. Trust, Faith, and Devotion

3. The Kagyü Lineage: Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa

4. The Kagyü Lineage: Milarepa

5. The Nyingma Lineage: Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal

One day intensive (consisting of one class and a dharma exchange) The Shambhala Lineage: Gesar and Manene

This class is part of the Shambhala School of Buddhist Studies series—a complete cycle of teachings to immerse the interested learner in the path of Buddhism. To learn more and register for other SSBS classes, please click on a class below:

Cycle 1:

Taming the Mind
Shamatha: Nine Stages
Walking the Boddhisattva Path
Maitri: Five Wisdom Energies

Cycle 2:

The Three Jewels
Bodhisattva Warrior: The Six Paramitas
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Lineage & Devotion

Cycle 3:

Karma: Five Skandhas & Twelve Nidanas
Union of Shamatha-Vipashyana
Sadhana of Mahamudra

Cycle 4:

Life of Buddha & History of Sangha
Mahayana & Bodhisattva Vow
Journey Without Goal