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All living beings have dharmadhatu, the clear light or primordial pure mind. Often described as Buddha-nature, it is beginningless and endless, representing the potential that is in each of us for developing limitless positive qualities. And yet, this potential is obscured by afflictions like ignorance, greed, or hatred. If we don’t recognize this mind, we remain in samsara, but if we can recognize it, we can become enlightened. How do we uncover and awaken this mind?
Geshe Soepa will teach from Nagarjuna’s In Praise of Dharmadhatu on this important question. Geshe-la received the oral transmission of this precious text and commentary from the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He will be generously sharing selections of the oral transmission as part of his teaching. This is a special opportunity to receive genuine Dharma teachings from an unbroken lineage!
Nagarjuna (150–250 C.E.) was a Buddhist scholar, professor, doctor, and alchemist. He is renowned for his innovative presentation of Buddhist philosophy, and is specially acclaimed for his teachings on metaphysics. A founder of the Madhyamika (Middle Way) school, he also developed the profound Perfection of Wisdom philosophy. Unparalleled in clarity, concision, and depth, Nagarjuna’s works are infinitely faceted jewels of Buddhism.
Recorded on February 22-23, 2020