Scheduled Dates

3/21/2020   10:00 AM  04:45 PM

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DHS419 Kamalashila and the Stages of Meditation

The will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020
From 10:00 AM until 04:45 PM

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Located in : New House, Main Classroom
Instructor: Mark Henderson

Regular Student: $80.00

Kamalashila accompanied Santaraksita to Tibet in the 8th century at the request of King Tri-song Detsen. He played an important role in establishing Buddhism in Tibet and was the principal defender of the Indian gradual way of enlightenment over the Chan method of sudden enlightenment. In a great debate at Samye monastery c. 793, Kamalashila bettered his opponent, who advocated a direct awakening of mind through meditation, by arguing for a gradual path that required training in the whole field of Buddhist study. Kamalashila thereby established the Indian tradition of study and practice in Tibet and the gradual path of development. In this workshop we will examine a principal writing of Kamalashila on the stages of meditation, the Bhavanakrama. Lecture, practice, and discussion will bring this key text in Tibetan history to life.

Additional Information

Additional Instructor: Hugh Joswick


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