Program Details

The Sun of Wisdom: a Weekend Course on Emptiness

with Jay Lippman & Lance Brunner
August 9 / 7:00 PM - August 11 / 6:00 PM

The great Mahayana text, The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, is a profound explanation of the meaning of emptiness and the true nature of reality, as understood from the perspective of rational logic. Nargarjuna composed this text in the first century CE in order to help people realize the true meaning of the Buddha's teachings. In his book, The Sun of Wisdom, and in his direct teachings, the renowned yogi and Buddhist scholar Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche explained the essential meaning of Nagarjuna's great text to thousands of students around the world. At Khenpo Tsultrim's request, Jay Lippman has designed this course to help students deepen their understanding of Nagarjuna’s profound teachings.
During this weekend, we will examine the verses and logic of Nargarjuna's root text and Khenpo Tsultrim's commentaries. In order to bring the essence of this material into our hearts and minds, Lance Brunner will lead us in an experiential exploration of these teachings through movement, song and dance. For Shambhala students, this material will greatly help us to understand the deeper meaning of Basic Goodness, the Cosmic Mirror, and creating Enlightened Society.
About the Instructors:

Jay Lippman is a long time student of Khenpo Rinpoche, Trungpa Rinpoche, and Sakyong Mipham. He has taught this course on emptiness at Shambhala centers world wide for many years.

Lance Brunner is an experienced teacher in the Shambhala tradition, having directed Shambhala Training and contemplative arts programs and retreats for over 20 years, including four summer arts dathuns at Karme Choling since 2008.

Prerequisites: This program is open to everyone.

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

Registration: Please register online in advance, whether you are paying at that time or at a later date. This will allow you to receive any pre-class information and helps us to plan for the program.

Payment Options: You may pay online by credit or debit card through PayPal (it is not necessary to have a PayPal account) or by mailing a check to the Center. If you plan to mail a check, please note this in the comment field of the online registration form. Your place in the program is guaranteed when payment is received.

Generosity Policy: We are committed to making it possible for everyone to participate in our programs regardless of financial circumstances. Please see our Program Policies and FAQs page for more information.

Questions? Please check our Program Policies and FAQs page first. For specific questions about this program, please contact Mary Bolton.

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