Summer Studies - Gampopa’s Ornament of Precious Liberation

7:00pm 07 July 2017 - 5:30pm 16 July 2017

Cost: ÂŁ0.00

Venue: Samye Ling

Summer Studies led by Ken Holmes
Gampopa’s Ornament of Precious Liberation: an introduction to the new translation and a step by-step journey through its contents.

To book this course please select it in the Extras offered after you have chosen your accommodation on the booking form. Please click here to book.

The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, said of the new translation of this work, published  February 2017,
“We should consider reading Gampopa’s Ornament of Precious Liberation as unlike reading other books, this text has the power of a direct transmis­sion from master to student. Gampopa himself promised that in the future those who were unable to meet him personally should not despair, because reading his two texts Ornament of Precious Liberation and Jewel Garland of the Supreme Path would be identical to receiving the teachings directly from him.

Finally, I would like to commend Ken and Katia Holmes for bringing Gampopa’s words directly to English speakers. Though there are several ear­lier translations of Ornament of Precious Liberation, this translation is the most readable and faithful, and the extensive footnotes will be of help to practitioners and scholars alike.”

This course is composed of two stand-alone weekends with a fuller weekday development of key topics for those who attend all nine days.
Weekend One: July 7 - 9
Gampopa’s Ornament of Precious Liberation: buddha-nature, true humanity, genuine teachers and genuine dharma (part 1)

Weekend Two: July 14 - 16
Gampopa’s Ornament of Precious Liberation: genuine dharma (part 2) and the bodhisattva path, Kagyu style.

There is no fee for this course although donations are welcome. Your offering will help with the Monastery's considerable running costs, as well as the expenses incurred in inviting teachers.  Donations may be made in the Reception Office.

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