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Discovering Buddhism Module 4: The Spiritual Teacher

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Discovering Buddhism Module 4: The Spiritual Teacher

Wednesdays, through April 21st

The “spiritual teacher-student” relationship is essential for making progress on the path in Tibetan Buddhism. Yet for many this important relationship can often seem mysterious and confusing. Learn the role of the teacher on the spiritual path. Examine why there is a need for a teacher; what qualities should be present in both teacher and student; and, how to relate to a teacher for the greatest benefit in one’s spiritual life.

Dr. Nicholas Ribush, MB, BS, is a graduate of Melbourne University Medical School (1964) who first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery in 1972. Since then he has been a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and a full time worker for the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. He was a monk from 1974 to 1986. In 1975, with Lama Yeshe, he established Wisdom Publications; in 1977 Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, New Delhi; in 1989 Kurukulla Center, Boston; and in 1996, the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, Boston, which he now directs. He was a member of the FPMT board of directors from its inception in 1983 until 2002.

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