Shambhala Publications and the Tsadra Foundation are pleased to present two talks next week on Asanga’s Bodhisattvabhūmi. Full details below, as well as the Eventbrite link. We are delighted to share this with Naropa and CU first to give your students first dibs on space. Please do share it with them!
The Path of the Bodhisattva: Ārya Asanga’s Bodhisattvabhūmi
It seems incredible that this work, one of the most important texts of Mahayana Buddhism, is only just now available in English. Shambhala Publications, thanks to the generous support of the Tsadra Foundation who is sponsoring this event, is pleased to present Artemus Engle, the translator who is closer to this text than perhaps any Westerner.
Join us in person at Shambhala Publications' Prajna Studios for two evenings exploring one of the most important texts in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, why it matters, and how a practitioner can best understand it through study and practice.
Artemus has this to say about this work:
"Asaṅga considered his Stage of a Bodhisattva to be a compendium of all the authoritative instructions that pertain to the Great Vehicle tradition of Buddhism. As such, the work can fairly be described as an Abhidharma guide to all of the vast and profound subjects taught throughout the canonical literature of the Great Vehicle tradition....
"A practitioner who studies this work will gain a uniquely strong appreciation of the Great Vehicle tradition, not only by learning precise explanations of the individual practices but also by developing a clearer sense of their role in relation to the path as a whole."
This event is free and open to the public but we do ask you to register. You will benefit most by attending both sessions but are welcome to just attend either one.
Tuesday, April 18th:
6:30 - 8:30 Part 1 of the Bodhisattvabhūmi
Wednesday, April 19th
6:30 - 8:30 Part 2 of the Bodhisattvabhūmi
About Artemus B. Engle
Artemus B. Engle studied Buddhism with the late Sera Mey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche for more than thirty years. Over much of the past decade he has continued his studies as a student of Gyumé Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche. In 1983 he earned a doctorate in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin and is currently a fellow with the Tsadra Foundation. He is the translator and author of The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment: A Complete Translation of theBodhisattvabhūmi as well as The Inner Science of Buddhist Practice: Vasubhandu's Summary of the Five Heaps with Commentary by Sthiramati.