THE COMPLETE PATH
His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche
The 42nd Sakya Trizin
The International Buddhist Academy (IBA) in Kathmandu is launching a global training program that encompasses the Buddhist path in its entirety. This unique course is devised to provide Dharma practitioners of all levels of experience a systematic training focused mainly on the theory and practice of the Vajrayana path as transmitted by the founding masters of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism.
His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, the elder son of His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin and one of the most important lineage holders living today, was requested to teach this program at the International Buddhist Academy, an ideal setting in Kathmandu for this intensive training course. In addition, IBA is establishing partnerships with selected Dharma centers on different continents to offer the first three years of this program to be taught by qualified lamas and guest teachers.
We feel very fortunate and honored to be able to participate in this unique program with the kind approval and encouragement of H.H. Ratna Vajra Rinpoche. Thus, we'll offer the first three years in the Arya Tara Dharma Center under the careful guidance of Do Tulku Rinpoche as the main teacher and Arne Schelling as the review teacher.
HIS HOLINESS THE 41ST SAKYA TRIZIN INTRODUCES "THE COMPLETE PATH"
13. - 14. August and 04. - 13. October 2019
Hevajra Cause Empowerment and Preliminaries: Teaching and Practice
Hevajra is the main deity of the Sakya tradition and its practice is the focus of the Lamdré teachings. The practice of the preliminaries or ngöndro (Refuge, Bodhicitta, Vajrasattva, Mandala, and Guru Yoga) is an indispensable foundation for the higher tantric yogas.
H.E. Gyana Vajra Rinpoche will bestow the Hevajra empowerment in August. The preliminary practices will be taught by Do Tulku Rinpoche in October.
The details of the Hevajra-Initiation are to be announced soon.
The TCP3 course will start on Friday, the 4th of October, with dinner at 7pm and ends on Sunday, the 13th of October with lunch at 1pm. Please bring your mala and mandala.
25th of August to 3rd of September 2017
CLARIFIYING THE SAGE'S INTENT
This text by Sakya Pandita, one of the founders of the tradition, is a complete presentation of the theory and practice of the Mahayana, covering the topics of Buddha nature, refuge, bodhicitta, the six paramitas, the stages of the path and the qualities of the resultant state of buddhahood.
ATTENTION: FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED THE FIRST YEAR, NOW THERE IS AN ONLINE COURSE TO CATCH UP AND ENTER THE COURSE. FOR MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION PLEASE CONTACT THE INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST ACADEMY (IBA):
17th to 26th of August 2018
THE BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENT OF THE THREE VISIONS
This text by Ngorchen Khönchog Lhündrup, taught in preparation for the Vajrayana path, is the meditation manual for the sutra path according to the Lamdré cycle of teachings. It covers all the practices from going for refuge and bodhicitta up to the cultivation of calm abiding and special insight, culminating in a description of the qualities of enlightenment manifesting with the perfection of these practices.
ATTENTION: FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED THE SECOND YEAR, NOW THERE IS AN ONLINE COURSE TO CATCH UP. FOR MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION PLEASE CONTACT THE INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST ACADEMY (IBA):
Hevajra Initiation: 80 Euros (for TCP3 participants)
The Complete Path Program: 300 Euros
Ordained monks and nuns are eligible to receive a discount of 50%.
Attention: The accommodation and board at Hof Kuppen has to be booked extra. We arranged special prices for the participants of The Complete Path program. Please contact Andreas Basigkow for the details:
You want to attend the course but can't afford it? Contact us! We always find a solution.