Manjushri is the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. Professing the Qualities of Manjushri (Manjushri nama samgiti), also known as the Litany of the Names of Manjushri, is one of the most revered tantric texts in Tibetan Buddhism. It is the first text within the Buddhist tantric canon, just before the root text of the Kalachakra Tantra, and recitation of this text is a practice common to all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
In relation to the Dzogchen Tradition, this text is considered foundational in relation the view and practice of non-dual wisdom. In relation to the Kalachakra Tantra, this text is also considered fundamental to the understanding and realization of the non-dual Gnostic Body (Jnanakaya) of the Buddha. Tulku Sherdor has recently published a new translation of a this important text as well as translated commentaries of this text by the Indian Masters Vimalamitra and Garab Dorje and the Tibetan Master Rongzom Mahapandita. During this weekend intensive Tulku Sherdor will provide teachings and commentary on these texts as well as guidance in relation to practices related to the text. This is a unique opportunity for students to receive teachings on these important texts.
The schedule for weekend intensive teachings is:
Friday: 6:30-8PM free-Public Talk
Saturday: 9-noon and 2-5PM
The cost for weekend teachings is $140.
Namgyal Institute Contact Info:
Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies
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Ithaca, NY 14851
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Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339), was an ecumenical (Rimay) Tibetan Buddhist master who integrated the mind-essence teachings of the Nyingma old school (Dzogchen) with the Mahamudra teachings of the Kagyu masters that were brought from India to Tibet several centuries later.
This synthesis of the mind essence teachings is best expressed in his masterpiece known colloquially as The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra. This prayer, in just a short set of verses, conveys the ground, path and fruition of the path to enlightenment, as well as how qualities of love, devotion and compassion deepen our realization of the nature of mind, and of all things.