Date: 13 Jun (Sat) & 14 Jun (Sun) 2015
Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm
Venue: Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
Fees: $20 BL Members, $40 Non Members

The Retreat

In Mahayana Buddhism, the Tathagatagarbha treatises are considered to be the earliest expression of the original concept of Buddha Nature.

Buddha Nature refers to the realization that all sentient beings, without exception, have the same essential nature and potential for enlightenment. Just as clouds temporarily cover the sun, so too can ignorance temporarily obscure our Buddha Nature and hinder our development of compassion and wisdom. Meditation practice can allow us to see the true nature of things and develop these naturally present seeds of enlightenment.

The retreat will be based on the Lankavatara Sutra and Arya Maitreya’s Uttaratantra-shastra. The retreat will consist of teachings, discussions, meditation and prayers.

Time Activity
9:30am- 10am Registration
10am- 12noon Meditation & Teachings
12noon- 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm- 2:30pm Sitting & Walking Meditation
2:30pm- 3:00pm Tea Break
3:00pm- 5:00pm Meditation & Teachings

The Trainer: Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche is the Founder and Director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a non-partisan collaborative think tank focused on interdisciplinary research and programs related to the development of human and global ethics. He also serves as the Buddhist Chaplain to the Institute. He received his bachelor’s degree as an Integral Honors Scholar in Philosophy, Physics, and Religious Studies with minors in International Relations and Japanese.  He completed his graduate studies in Comparative Philosophy of Religion at Harvard University in 2003.

Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is the Founding Director and President of the Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation, a worldwide humanitarian organization which provides care for all regardless of ethnicity, religion or gender, by developing innovative health, education and social welfare programs. Venerable Tenzin is also a Founding Member