Buddhist Studies



DHS101 The Words Of The Buddha

Take a journey through the essential sutras of the Buddhist tradition. Each week, we will engage key passages complemented by silent sitting, guided contemplation, or practices that evoke the presence of the Buddha.

This class is also intended to provide a forum with a communal orientation, a coming together to share and reflect together on the sutras. Our intention is to contact these primary sources and to humbly bring them into dialogue with our own lives, approaching the sutras with respect, curiosity, and wonder.

Join us on this pilgrimage to meet the Buddha through his teachings. Readings will include first and second turning teachings.



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Gellek 3/27 - 5/29 We 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $180.00 View

DHS114 Guide to Chanting Tibetan Prayers

Learn how to chant traditional prayers in the Tibetan language. Practice materials will be provided showing the Tibetan text, phonetic pronunciation, and English translation. In addition to providing background teachings, students will be guided in the pronunciation, melody, and rhythm of selected traditional Buddhist prayers.

Prerequisite: sincere interest in the Buddha’s teachings.

No class on July 4 or July 11.




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Palzang 3/28 - 5/30 Th 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM $180.00 View
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Palzang 6/13 - 8/15 Th 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM $144.00 View

DHS201 An Awakened Vision Of Being
This course is a journey into the Buddha’s vision of what embodiment means. Students will study the teachings of the Buddhist Abhidharma, be introduced to the life-story of the Buddha and the symbolism of the form of the Buddha as presented in traditional art and sculpture, and recognize the stages on the Buddhist path.

This course is the first in the 2-year Path of Liberation program. Includes two workshops — Visions of Enlightenment (DHS401) on April 6 and Faith in Dharma (DHS402) on May 4.

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Joswick 3/26 - 5/28 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $220.00 View

DHS202 Transmitting Insight; Penetrating Illusion

At every moment we receive messages transmitted from our body, from our mind, and from the world around us. These messages form the basis of all that we know and do. The Buddha’s teachings bring our attention to how the senses operate and how knowledge of ourselves and the world develops. This course specifically looks at the process of transmitting and receiving information from the body, mind, and world. Abhidharma and Mind Training (Lojong) teachings provide the textual basis for this course.

This course is the second in the 2-year Path of Liberation program. Includes two workshops — Turning the Mind to the Dharma (DHS403) and Training for Freedom (DHS404).

No class July 9.



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Joswick 6/11 - 8/13 Tu 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $220.00 View

DHS214 Exploring the Heart of Mahayana
Sutra study is a study of ourselves, a study of reality. This quarter we will read together The Teaching on the Indivisible Nature of the Realm of Phenomena, and then selections from The Transcendent Perfection of Wisdom in 10,000 Lines.” Both Sutras are available online. New students are welcome!

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Byrne 3/25 - 5/27 Mo 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $180.00 View