August 2nd, 2015, Sunday, 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Manjushri Lineage Dharma Center
2109 O’Toole Avenue Suite N
San Jose CA 95131
The Manjushri Lineage Dharma center has cordially requested Namnang Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche to give a discourse on Lama Atisha’s Bodhisattva’s Garland of Gems. This class will last for two to three months this summer. Rinpoche thinks that Bodhisattva’s Garland of Gems is a teaching not only on mind training, but also on the stages of the cultivation path. It represents the pure style of mind training in Atisha’s Old Kadampa Lineage, and also clearly specifies a practical method for the stages of the cultivation path.
With this prayer as the main theme, Rinpoche merges various Sutras into the teaching seamlessly, and covers the fundamental Dharma logic and theories. He will lead the students to get a clear understanding of the situations of their lives, to be honest to themselves, to treat and follow the cause and effect carefully, and to understand the purpose of cultivation. Generating the Kadampa qualities of humility, honesty, kindness and purity as a foundation, one can enter into the true cultivation of Bodhi Path.
Mingjo Dorje Rinpoche is the lineage holder of the Manjushri Lineage, and also a Lineage Guru of the Gelug Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. Rinpoche’s main Gurus include the great Gelug Masters Tsenshab Rinpoche and Dhakpa Rinpoche, who embody the Old Kadampa qualities. Rinpoche has unequaled view on the stages of the cultivation path, and he has designed unique and effective cultivation methods in stages. Analyzing the current situation of Buddhism and how to apply antidotes to the existing shortcomings; helping the students to understand the original form and meaning of Dharma in Buddha’s time in order to remedy the deterioration in the current Dharma ending period; activating a large scale macro cultivation plan according to Buddha’s original style – Rinpoche will give teachings on all the topics above in this series.
Rinpoche’s teaching style is well known for his ability of logical inference and extracting the Dharma essence. With his unique insight, Rinpoche is fully devoted to leading the disciples to study and cultivate. Applying antidotes to the disciples’ habitual patterns and obstacles, and maintaining the purity of Dharma, are the special qualities of Rinpoche’s fearless wisdom. Rinpoche is a sage who can lead us to cultivate in our current lives and benefit and protect our future lives, one who is very hard to find in the present time.
The goal of our lineage is to do real cultivation. Rinpoche will give a series of extraordinary teachings on Sutrayana and Vajrayana practices in San Jose this year. If you are interested in Buddhist study and cultivation, please register as soon as possible so that you won’t miss this precious opportunity. It is also recommended that students new to our lineage register for our mid-week foundation series to learn more about the Manjushri Lineage and Rinpoche’s style and specialty, and to learn about other study opportunities with our Lineage.
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