Sapan Shedra – Buddhist philosophy classes
In 2012 Khenpo-la commenced teaching the Sapan Shedra course in three locations: the Sydney Centre, Richmond and Blue Mountains (Lawson). Sapan Shedra is a four year structured Shedra program, designed to give people an opportunity to study Buddhist philosophy teachings. This course draws on some of the most fundamental and profound texts in the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. (Read more below)
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About Sapan Shedra
Sakya Pandita (1182-1251AD) is one of the most important, influential and revered masters in Tibetan Buddhist history. The fourth patriach of the Sakya School, Sakya Pandita was renowned for his scholastic endeavours, and was the author of over 100 works. “Sapan” was the nickname by which Sakya Pandita was widely and affectionately known, and the Drogmi Buddhist Institute Sapan Shedra course is so named in his honour.
Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Drogmi Buddhist Institute in Sydney. Khenpo-la is one of the most experienced and respected teachers of the practice and philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism in Australia. He is the only Tibetan Teacher living in Australia who has reached the level of resident teacher at a Buddhist University. Following completion of his studies at the prestigious Buddhist University, Sakya College in India, where he achieved the title of Loppon (equivalent to a Masters degree), Khenpo-la was offered a position as a resident teacher there for four years before moving to teach in Australia in 1994.
At the completion of the course, students will have:
- An understanding of Buddhist philosophy in general.
- An understanding of where Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is placed within the overall philosophy of Buddhism.
- A detailed understanding of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.
- An introduction to, and extensive practice of, Tibetan Buddhist meditations – including practice of the Six Perfections.
- The ability to integrate Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practices into daily situations and routines.
- The ability to use Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practices to resolve personal issues and problems.
- The ability to undertake further, more esoteric, Buddhist studies.
- 56 hours of class time per annum.
- 56 hours (minimum) of personal time spent in meditation (log book to be maintained).
- An individual presentation, duration 15-20 minutes – one per term.
- Submission of two assignments per term.
- Attendance at one or more Drogmi Buddhist Institute retreats totalling a minimum of 10 days (need not be consecutive).
400 Verses on the Middle Way, taught by Khenpo Ngwang Dhamchoe
We are pleased to announce that audio recordings of these precious teachings given by Khenpo-la will now be available in fortnightly instalments for each term.
Once you register below with your payment, Drogmi Buddhist Institute will send you this teaching via a web-based digital file delivery system. This is an alternative to sending large email attachments. We will send you an email notification every two weeks, with a web address from which you can download the file in MP3 format. You can then store these teachings on your own computer, mobile device, memory stick or the like.
- Cost for term 1, 2014: $75.00
Registrations and payments can be made online below
Once payment has been received you will then be registered to receive these teachings every two weeks.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These teachings remain the property of Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe. Reproduction and distribution of these recordings can only be done with the permission of Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe.
Registration and payment
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|Sapan Shedra recorded teachings: 400 Verses on the Middle Way, Term 1/2014 (AUD $75.00)|
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