The Hundred Verses of Advice

July 22nd

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    Room: Decatur

    This program will meet on Zoom. Please register to receive the link.

    The first of two meetings for this book study was on June 24.  If you wish to join for the second and final meeting on July 22, you are welcome to do so.

    Join our Kagyu/Nyingma monthly book group in June and July to read and discuss “The Hundred Verses of Advice,” root text by 11th-century Indian yogi Padampa Sangye with commentary by the renowned 20th-century Tibetan master Dilgo Khyentse. 

    This commentary on Padampa Sangye's classic verses of advice to Tibetan villagers of Tingri offers guidance for people trying to lead a dharmic life in the workaday world. These hundred verses, studied for centuries by Tibetans and students of Buddhism, contain a complete survey of the Tibetan Buddhist path. Dilgo Khyentse's lively explication of each stanza brings to light subtleties and amplifies the richness of the words and their pertinence to our lives. These two venerable teachers advise us in relating to everyday difficulties such as loneliness, craving, family squabbles, competition in business, disagreements with neighbors, and betrayal by friends—as challenging to us as they have been to meditators for centuries.

    Please register ahead of time so that we can share the reading schedule and you’ll have time to do the reading before the first meeting on June 24. There is no cost for this program; donations are appreciated. 

    The book is available for purchase here. Contact [email protected] if you have questions.