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Hinayana 202: Path and Fruition

Thursdays, Oct. 22 – Dec. 17, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Also known as the “foundational vehicle,” Hinayana is the basis of entering the path as taught in the Vajrayana Buddhist traditions. In this stage of study and contemplation, we take a courageous look at our personal unease and suffering, as well as our comfort and happiness. By working with these experiences, we learn how to step away from confusion and toward truly helping ourselves and others.

Having studied the View in Hinayana 201, we now turn toward Hinayana Path and Fruition. Among the topics to be covered: taking Refuge, vinaya, practices of shamatha and vipashyana and their obstacles, and the Five Paths and Four Fruitions. Analytical meditation is an important component in both courses and will be applied to the Four Reminders and the five skandhas.

To prepare for study in this course, familiarity with such foundational concepts as renunciation, individual liberation, karma, the skandhas, and the Four Noble Truths is highly recommended.

Each class begins with a period of shamatha meditation. The course will consist of 7 weekly classes and conclude with a “dharma exchange”— consisting of students’ discussions based on study questions that have been distributed throughout the course.

This course is open to the public. Nalandabodhi students who have previously taken the HIN 202 are welcome to join this course free of charge.

LOCATION Online via Zoom
SUGGESTED DONATION $50 per person for NB members, $60 for non-members.
REGISTRATION Please RSVP to Gail Monteforte. Once registered, you will receive the Paypal link for your donation, and the Zoom link for attending the class.
COURSE TEXT The accompanying sourcebook by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is available for purchase. It is recommended that the class readings be done prior to each class. Please purchase “Hin-202 Course Text Insert” from the Nalanda Bookstore. Please order them at least two weeks in advance.

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