Special Webcast Announcement: We are pleased to announce a webcast of a two-day teaching by the International Buddhist Academy’s Venerable Khenpo Kunsang Choephel on ‘Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels and the Practice of Mandala Offering’ at Kathmandu, Nepal on September 19th and 20th, 2020. The teaching will be given in English.
Registration for the webcast of this event is now open to Gompa member-supporters at www.gompaservices.com. Registration and viewing will be available until October 19th, 2020. At the time you register there will also be the opportunity to make a voluntary offering in support of the International Buddhist Academy, in Kathmandu.
Taking refuge is the formal act of entrusting one’s spiritual development to the Three Precious Jewels. The nature of the refuge sought from each of the Three Precious Jewels is: in the Buddha, the fully enlightened teacher, one seeks refuge in the perfect expression of the qualities of enlightenment; in the Dharma, one seeks refuge in the realization of the path; and in the Sangha, the spiritual community, one seeks refuge in perfect companionship on the path to Buddhahood. The Tibetan tradition considers the seeking of refuge in the Three Precious Jewels as the mark of becoming a practicing Buddhist and metaphorically it is said that one becomes a child of the heart of the Buddha.
Mandala Offering is a ritual of offering which involves visualisation of the entire universe and mentally offering this to an object of refuge such as one’s guru, a meditational deity, or the Three Jewels. Together with Taking Refuge, Vajrasattva Meditation, and the practice of Guru Yoga, Mandala Offering is traditionally regarded as a prerequisite for a successful practice of Vajrayana (the path of the tantras).
The Venerable Khenpo Kunsang Choephel, a senior teacher at the International Buddhist Academy, is becoming widely appreciated for the clarity and approachability of his introductory teachings on key topics.
Each day of the teaching will be recorded live and will be available to view by the end of the day Nepal time on September 19th and 20th. The webcast will then remain available for you to view at any time of your choosing until October 19th, 2020.
To register, please go to www.gompaservices.com and sign in to your Gompa member-supporter account and select Special Events / See details of all events and webcasts; then select the event (from the list in date order, or by selecting International Buddhist Academy from the monastery / nunnery list). If you are not currently a Gompa member-supporter we invite you to join Gompa at: www.gompaservices.com/join.
Monks and nuns at the partner monasteries and nunneries are cordially invited to view the webcast using the free member login of your partner monastery or nunnery.
線上直播特別公告：我們很榮幸地宣佈，於2020年9月19和20兩日在加德滿都尼泊爾國際佛學院，由尊貴的昆桑卻佩堪布以英語教授 “歸依三寶與修習曼達供”，其線上直播現已在法會網—西藏寺院服務 www.gompaservices.com 對法會網贊助會員開放註冊。註冊以及觀看線上直播將於2020年10月19日截止。在註冊時您也將有機會選擇贊助在加德滿都的尼泊爾國際佛學院。
註冊請至法會網—西藏寺院服務 www.gompaservices.com ，登入您的法會網贊助會員帳戶並點選 Special Events/ See details of all events and webcasts（特別活動/查看全部活動與線上直播詳情），然後從日期排序或寺院/尼寺院列表中點選 International Buddhist Academy（尼泊爾國際佛學院）。如果您還未成為法會網的贊助會員，我們誠摯地邀請您加入，詳情請至法會網—西藏寺院服務 www.gompaservices.com/join。