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Wisdom

Dream of a Midsummer Night

August 2015
Come explore insights and meditations on emptiness, and have fun searching for
the thing that is not there. Experience meditations that are focused upon the
truth of “emptiness:” the fact that there is nothing in our lives which is not coming
from how we treat others around us. Using logical reasoning, explore the play
of illusion we project onto the blank screen of our lives and learn how to
awaken from the dream of misperceptions we live by. Once we see that
the way things truly work in the world is completely different than what
we have always thought, we can realize new possibilities for happiness!

 
 
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Meditations on the Diamond Cutter Sutra

May 2018
During the last two years, Venerable Chunzom has taught upon
the great ideas of the Diamond Cutter Sutra.  We’ve used the
ancient Indian commentary of Master Kamalashila, with secrets
that haven’t been explored for over a thousand years. 

In the final teaching of this series, the Buddha answers
five mysterious questions from his student, Subhuti:
1) How do I build a Buddha paradise?
2) Is the Diamond Cutter a book, or an idea?
3) How can you write if the pen never touches the paper?
4) How did I help make the Buddha get enlightened, 
before I even met him?
5) Should I say I know, when I do, or say I don’t?

Somewhere in the answers to these questions is the key
to getting everything we want in our life. We’ll explore
the inside of our minds in meditations on these questions.

 
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Meditations on the Diamond Cutter Sutra

February 2018
Enjoy inner success all day! Master Kamalashila’s book called
The Meaning of the Diamond Cutter, teaches us to meditate
for knowledge that will make every moment successful.
Come meditate to deepen your understanding how the
wisdom of the Diamond Cutter Sutra can create a meaningful life.
Venerable Chunzom will highlight some of the extraordinary
meditations that Geshe Michael Roach has been giving
us through his teachings on this text over
the past years in New York City.

 
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Master Kamalashila:
Meditations on the Diamond Cutter Sutra

Spring 2017
Lord Buddha gives us a roadmap for reaching enlightenment,
and entering a diamond body that simultaneously serves
all living beings, everywhere.

Master Kamalashila's meditations will guide us all the way!

 
 
 

Diamond Cutter Review

February 2017
Meditations that highlight the wisdom of the Diamond Cutter Sutra,
come from a commentary by Master Kamalashila. This Meditation Review class
gives a deeper understanding of the sutra and prepared students for
the February 2017 teaching with Geshe Michael Roach in NYC.

 
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Meditation Masterpieces

June 2016
Design a successful meditation practice that helps you to live with wisdom
and love all day. This series of classes reveals a beautiful lifestyle that makes every
meditation a masterpiece. Master Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation will refine your
art of meditation, as his exceptional presentation on The Meaning of the Diamond Cutter
exquisitely exhibits what to focus on during your daily meditation
to make your day, your life, exactly how you wish it to be.

 
 
 

The Garden of Higher Truth

May 2010
Everyone wants to be happy all the time; no one wants to feel pain.
Therefore, we search for the things we like and avoid the things we don’t like.
This causes negative emotions to flourish and destroys our kindness to others.

The only way to stop the bitter fruit that such emotions are certain to bear
is to understand where things in our world truly come from.

Prince Siddhartha settled under a tree in India 2,500 years ago as a suffering man,
and discovered the answers to his pain in Four Higher Truths. Each Truth brings us
closer to creating a unique garden of life, a place with only happiness for all.

 
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Diamond Cutter Sutra

The Key to Destroying Unhappiness
In Sunlight for the Path to Freedom, Chone Drakpa Shedrup’s commentary on this sutra,
we learn to create many great mountains of merit and purify lifetimes of negativities.

What does it actually mean to find happiness? The keys to the actual meaning and ways
of going about this goal are dealt with in the Diamond Cutter Sutra. These talks dive into
one of the direct teachings on why we suffer, methods on how to end it, and the ways
to help others. The Diamond Cutter classes are about the heart of this ancient wisdom:
emptiness. Through commentary from many masters and the original teachings
of Lord Buddha, we learn that enlightenment isn’t in India or even after death.
It’s in the world right in front of our eyes.

All we have to do is wake up to this reality, see emptiness directly.
The Diamond Cutter Sutra is the dawning sun that ends the darkness of suffering.

 
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Perfection of Wisdom

December 2008
All teachings lead to wisdom. Gyaltsab Je’s (1364-1432) famous commentary
Entry Point for Children of the Victorious Buddhas cuts to the most important aspect
of all Buddhist wisdom: emptiness, the truth of how nothing is what it appears to be.
“The Perfection of Wisdom” uncovers the emptiness in every object, every person,
and every situationwe will ever meet. How can we turn this wisdom to our advantage?
This class unveils Gyaltsab Je’s commentary as well as the original source by
Master Shantideva: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.
These classes unfold over a series of beautiful,
guided talks into the heart of Buddhism.

 
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