Year Two (September 2016 - June 2017): Mother Tantra
Ma Gyu Sangye Gyud Sum contains three teachings:
Gyal Shen Mi Lu Sam Lek who was a King of Zang Zhung Kingdom, received this teaching from the great mother Zangza Ringtsun and spread this teaching. The Ma Gyud Sangye Gyud Sum was then passed down in an unbroken lienage till our Master Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche.
The second year programme of Lishu will address the six great methods of the Path of the Ma Gyud cycle and is scheduled as follow:
2nd Year (Starting September 8th 2016):
- Ma Gyu Tsok offering
- Actual teachings:
Additionally to teachings about Mother Tantra, there will be classes about middle hagiography of Buddha Tonpa Shenrab (mDo gZermig), founder of Bon tradition.
Teachings will be given by Geshe Sherab Lodoe (Geshe of Menri monastery) and Ph.D. Sangmo Yangri (Ph.D. from Univeristy of Varanasi). Sangmo Yangri will teach in English and Geshe Sherab Lodoe will teach in Tibetan (with translation into English by Sangmo Yangri).
More about Lishu teachers - here.
Applicants may apply for a full year of studies or a partial year.
Deadline for application: 15th July 2016
Initiation of Sherab Jamma and Tsok offering.
To enter the teaching of higher vehicles, Tsok offerings will be performed and initiation will be bestowed by a qualified Master.Initiation formally gives us the permission to enter the teaching. Furthermore, through the initiation, the Master introduces the students to natural state of mind. Tsok offerings enables to purify our afflictions and bear two types of fruits. Ordinary fruits such as healthy and prosperous long life and extraordinary fruits which are accumulation of merit and wisdom on the path.