with Ven. Gyalten Palmo
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
November 13 – December 11, 2018
(no class November 20; 4 classes)
Saturday, December 15, 10:30am – 3:00pm
What makes someone a Buddhist?
A Buddhist is a person who takes refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha — the "Three Jewels." Find out more about the Three Jewels, what taking refuge actually means, and why the Three Jewels are suitable objects of refuge. We will also explore the essential practices of refuge.
Everyone is welcome!
Having a long-held interest in the mind's capacity for transformation, Ven. Gyalten Palmo left home to spend 4½ months in India with an enlightened master in the late 1970's. Ven. Palmo started studying Tibetan Buddhism at the turn of the century. She has studied closely under Ribur Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She went on to complete the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition's (FPMT) Basic Program coursework and retreats. In 2012, she was ordained by Choden Rinpoche at Sera Jey Monastic University in India. As an FPMT-registered teacher, she has been teaching Discovering Buddhism regularly at Tse Chen Ling Center in San Francisco since 2013. Ven. Palmo loves studying and sharing the Dharma with others.