2017 Rigpe Dorje Philosophy Programme

September 20 to November 18

Teacher & Guide
The Venerable Drupon Khenpo Lodro Namgyal Negi

Translators
Jim Scott of Marpa Institute, Ivonne Prieto Rose, Chris Rose

MAIN TEACHING

It is mandatory to attend Teaching, one Scripture and one Language class

Daily from 9.00 am – 11.00 am except on Wednesdays

Ascertaining that all phenomena of apparent reality are mind

The philosophy of Cittamatra or Mind-Only School – that all phenomena are mind, based on Vasubhandu’s Thirty Stanzas [Tib. Sum Chu Pa]. This teaching is selected in order that students may thoroughly ascertain the actual condition of what appears conventionally as a first approach to penetrating genuine reality.

SCRIPTURES CLASSES

Daily from 11:30 pm – 1 pm except on Wednesdays

Root Text Class: “Thirty-seven Stanzas”
[Tib. Sum Chu Pa] by Vasubhandu.

Study of the scriptural source of the main teaching. Medium of Instruction: English.

TIBETAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

Daily from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm except on Wednesdays

I. BEGINNER LANGUAGE CLASS –

Emphasis: alphabet, reading and conversation skills. Prerequisites: none. Medium of Instruction: Tibetan and English.

II. INTERMEDIATE LANGUAGE CLASS –

Based on the grammar text, Legs bShad lJon dBang. Emphasis: Introduction to the 8 cases of Tibetan grammar and conversation skills. Prerequisites: intermediate reading skills ability. Medium of Instruction: English with some Tibetan.

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