|Title:||Buddhist Psychology: Awareness and Knowers (Lo Rig) with Emily Hsu|
|Date:||2/7/2021 - 4/18/2021|
|Hours:||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Cost/Cover:||See details below.|
|Details:||Buddhist Psychology: Awareness and Knowers (Lo Rig) with Emily Hsu|
Sundays 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon PST
January 17, 2021 - April 18, 2021 (no class March 7)
Online via Zoom
According to Buddhism, the path to experiencing greater happiness and well-being and achieving our highest potential involves training the mind, purifying and developing our mind.
Awarenesses and Knowers is primarily a study of the mind. In this intermediate level course, we will explore the nature of the mind and examine it from various points of view to help us understand the different types of cognition and those we need to further cultivate along the path. The seven types of cognition are the main focus of this subject.
This is an FPMT Basic Program course (see below), the first half of the Mind and Cognition module. Awarenesses and Knowers is one of the foundational subjects studied in the monasteries and provides a necessary basis for further studies.
We will be using a text by the Tibetan scholar Pur-bu-jok, which will be provided to all registrants. In addition, it is highly recommended to have a copy of 'Mind and it's Functions' by Geshe Rabten and/or 'Mind in Tibetan Buddhism' by Lati Rinbochay and Elizabeth Napper.
Having completed at least some of the Discovering Buddhism modules or the equivalent. This is not a beginner level course. Homework and exams will be included for those who are interested in Basic Program certification.
Advanced registration for this program is required, and registration will be closed after the first three sessions. Once you register, we’ll send a welcome letter with additional details. To attend this program, offered via Zoom, you will need to have a computer, tablet, or phone, and WiFi or a stable data connection.
Course fee (fourteen classes and unlimited online access to video archive of teachings): $250
Course fee with sponsorship (practice generosity and help us spread the Dharma): $350
Ordained sangha: Free of charge. ?Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us at email@example.com to inquire.
Emily Hsu completed FPMT's 7-year Master’s Program at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Italy in 2004, a condensed version of the geshe studies curriculum. As a graduate of the Master’s Program, she is authorized to teach courses which are normally taught by geshes. After completing this intensive study program Emily subsequently completed a ten-month solitary retreat in Spain to integrate the material. Emily tries to do at least a few months of retreat every year in order to deepen her practice, transforming intellectual knowledge into felt experience. Emily Hsu has taught in the Bay Area since 2006 and served as the resident teacher at our sister center Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center (OCBC) near San Jose, CA where she taught a variety of classes including FPMT’s Basic Program. Emily is also one of the few teachers selected by Lama Zopa Rinpoche as being qualified to lead retreats on shiné (calm abiding).
"Emily’s teaching goes beyond the simple explanation of complex texts and ideas; she explains things in a way that shows us how to apply the Buddha’s teachings in our lives and leads us by excellent example. She is easy to confide in and gives appropriate advice, even on topics that are uncomfortable to talk about". ~ Recent student
About the FPMT Basic Program:
The FPMT Basic Program is a twelve-subject course of studies designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It provides a practice-oriented transmission of the Buddhadharma to committed students ready to progress to in-depth study and practice.
The program’s comprehensive curriculum greatly enhances students’ understanding of Buddhadharma (Buddhism), establishing a sound basis for ongoing study, practice, retreat, and service.
Students registered for this class will have the ability to ask questions of the teacher in real-time and will also have access to the archived Zoom videos for ongoing study and reference.
For more information on Tse Chen Ling's Basic Program courses, please visit: https://www.tsechenling.org/fpmt-basic-program.html
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