with Ven. Gyalten Palmo
Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
January 7 – March 10, 2020
(no class February 25 & March 3)
The Buddha explained how all of our problems are rooted in not understanding how things actually exist. In this class we will explore not only how things exist, but also how we actually exist. Once we are able to realize the truth about existence we will end our problems forever. The core of this understanding is — emptiness. This class includes what emptiness means, how to meditate on it and how we actually do exist. The process of developing the understanding of this is eye-opening and leads us to lasting happiness.
Students must have taken at least three previous Discovering Buddhism modules to attend these classes, or make a request for an exemption that will need to be approved by the teacher.
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.