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Dharma Toolkit: Understanding Jetsun Drakpa Geltsun’s “Parting from the Four Attachments” (In-Person and on Zoom)

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Dharma Toolkit: Understanding Jetsun Drakpa Geltsun’s “Parting from the Four Attachments” (In-Person and on Zoom)

Wednesdays, Dec 6, 2023 – Jan 3, 2024

In the rich expanse of Tibetan Buddhist literature, “Parting from the Four Attachments” by Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen stands as a beacon of wisdom, offering a clear and profound path to spiritual liberation. This course invites participants to embark on an explorative journey through this seminal text, which encapsulates the essence of the path to enlightenment in just four lines:

If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner.
If you are attached to samsara, you have no renunciation.
If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhicitta.
If there is grasping, you do not have the view.

During this course, participants will:

Delve into the historical and spiritual context of Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen and his pivotal text.

Explore the profound meaning and implications of each of the four attachments, understanding how they serve as obstacles on the path to enlightenment.

Engage in discussions and reflective exercises designed to internalize the teachings, facilitating a personal transformation and a deeper understanding of the path to liberation.

This course will combine in-depth teachings with practical applications, making the timeless wisdom of “Parting from the Four Attachments” accessible and relevant to contemporary practitioners.
Whether you are new to Tibetan Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, this course offers invaluable insights into letting go of attachments and embracing the true freedom of spiritual awakening.

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