The Complete Buddhist Path Series: Embracing the Three Yanas – Mahayana & Vajrayana

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The Complete Buddhist Path Series: Embracing the Three Yanas – Mahayana & Vajrayana

December 9, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Complete Buddhist Path Series:
Embracing the Three Yan
Purification, Transformation & Self Liberation: Mahayana & Vajrayana

Saturday 09 December | In-person & Online | 9am – 4:30pm

In this special series, we will explore The Three Yanas, or the Three Vehicles, which is the complete Buddhist Path to reduce suffering and achieve liberation.

Emphasising the dynamic nature of Tibetan Buddhism through the Three Yana system, Rinpoche provides a comprehensive guide to incorporating the discipline of Hinayana, the engagement of Mahayana, and the richness of the Vajrayana, as a complete Path towards spiritual maturity.

This series focuses on Mahayana and Vajrayana. All are welcome to join! This part is suitable for anyone interested in Mahayana and Vajrayana practices.

This course will explore:

1. How the Mahayana system builds on and differs from the Hinayana system, including:
– differences in vipassana meditation techniques and the emphasis on loving-kindness meditation
– the mahayanist view of interdependence as a creative process and how compassion arises from this
– bodhicitta as the driving force of Mahayana – the absolute that reveals  vibrancy and relative from which compassion arises
– development of view from Hinayana regarding the ‘self

2. How the Tantrayana system
– views everything as dynamic which affords us the opportunity to transform ourselves and everything around us
– introduces the notion of appearance in relation to emptiness
– aims to integrate apparent conflicts or opposites of the body/mind complex and appearance and emptiness
– builds on shamatha and vipassana practices within the creative imagination and fulfilment stages
3. How the Mahamudra and Dzogchen:
– utilise shamatha as a means to still the mind as in the previous yanas
– use vipassana to develop openness and clarity of mind
– view the nature of the mind as intimately related to the nature of self-arisen thoughts
– utilise the three yana system as complementary to each other as well as to the Mahamudra and Dzogchen systems

So deity yoga then is practiced to replace the egoic mind or egoic identity.
In Tantrism one becomes the deity in such a way that one is able to accommodate varieties of things,
almost everything,
that’s the vision of Tantric meditation.
It is not to discard anything about oneself,
but think instead, of transforming…

The vajra mind is called the indestructible mind because the mind is not afraid…

The mind that one is trying to develop— the vajra mind,
is unafraid of some upsetting things that might be happening
or certain impulses that one might have within oneself,
and some instinctual desires that might arise from time to time.
All of these things are seen as ‘workable’. 

They are things that one can actually work with and take onboard to enrich oneself
instead of seeing them as something that leads to further impoverishment,
or leading to one’s own ruin. 

– Traleg Kyabgon Rinopche IX


*The (Evening and) Day of Teachings and Practice is a quarterly series that includes meditation sessions with instruction and teachings from Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX.



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December 9, 2023
9:00 am - 4:30 pm