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Topic: Shunyaprabha Shogam Vidhalaya A Study Group for Under 35s

Teacher: Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
Time: Saturdays 3.00 – 5.00 pm (except for the first Saturday of the month)
Venue: E-Vam Institute

Course Description

This is a four-year to eight-year course. Four years will be devoted to studying classic texts, such texts of the Abhidharma, Madhyamika, and Yogacharya, both in theory and practice and then an additional four years will be devoted to Tantric studies and practice if people want to go further. The majority of the works of majority of the main Indian and Tibetan master will be studied. Currently Rinpoche is teaching Gateway to Knowedge by Mipham Rinpoche. While studying Mipham Rinpoche’s text Rinpoche has also been emphasising learning sanskrit dharma vocabulary with these tools used to deepen the knowledge of the text.

It is not too late to enroll. Study via correspondence is also available. If you are interested please call the E-Vam Institute office on 9387 0442.

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche will teach on all the classic Buddhist texts, starting with Mipham Rinpoche’s Gateway to Knowledge. Studies will include Abhidharma, Madhyamaka, and Yogacara. The course requires a commitment to four years of study, with an option to continue for an extra four years. Students are expected to attend classes regularly, complete assigned homework on a weekly basis, and expand their Dharma vocabulary in English, Sanskrit and Tibetan.

About the Teacher

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche was born in Eastern Tibet and enthroned as the Supreme Abbot of Thrangu Monastery by His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa. He has undergone rigorous scholastic and meditative training under various Tibetan Kagyü and Nyingma masters in India and came to Australia in 1980. Rinpoche is the spiritual director of E-Vam Institute in Melbourne, Australia; E-Vam Institute, New York in USA; Nyima Tashi in Auckland, New Zealand; and other affiliated centres including Maitripa Centre in Healesville.
Rinpoche has become well known for his erudition, fluency in English and background in western psychology, comparative religion and philosophy. He inaugurated the annual Buddhist Summer School, now in its 30th year, and the bi-annual Buddhism and Psychotherapy Conferences, which have been hosted for more than a decade. He is the author of a number of books including The Essence of Buddhism now in its third printing.