The Path to Auspiciousness—A course on The Verses of the Eight Auspicious Noble Ones
September 15 @ 12:00 am - December 31 @ 12:00 am America/New_YorkUSD 108
with Walker Blaine
Coordinator: Julia Persch [email protected]
This course opens on September 15, 2021.
Translations of these recordings are in progress. We will make an update when they are completed.
The Path to Auspiciousness is a pre-recorded course exploring the famous chant by Jamgön Mipham Gyatso [1846-1912], The Verses of the Eight Auspicious Noble Ones. This short liturgy, recommended for daily practice by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, is a method to help establish positive circumstances through relying on all the buddhas and bodhisattvas—particularly those associated with auspiciousness—to pacify obstacles and increase the beneficial outcomes of whatever we do. The chant can be done at the start of the day, and before beginning any spiritual or secular project or activity. The course includes remarks on how to approach a new chant, the nature of auspiciousness, feminine principle, and the symbolism and deities in the chant.
This offering from Shambhala Online is pre-recorded in short sections that can be viewed at your own pace. There is no pre-requisite for The Path to Auspiciousness and no assigned reading.
Walker Blaine has been part of the community for 37 years, spending many of those years working, living, or on retreat at rural land centers. In addition to being a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Walker studied intensively under the guidance of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, one of the great meditation masters who left Tibet in the late 1950s. Since 2012 Walker has provided background support for the texts and instructions of the Sakyong lineage teachings, as well as overseeing Tibetan translation projects for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. His account of the Rinchen Terdzö received by the Sakyong in 2008 can be downloaded here. Walker lives with his wife Patricia and their son Griffin in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is working on a book about Shambhala Buddhism.
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