The Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma2021-08-04T08:11:03-07:00

The Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma

Explore each of the three great turnings of the wheel of Dharma from a contemporary perspective

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The Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma

Explore each of the three great turnings of the wheel of Dharma from a contemporary perspective

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This five-session class explores the three great “turnings of the wheel of Dharma” from a contemporary 21st century perspective.

We will explore the turnings through:

This class is suitable both for beginners and more advanced practitioners.

This five-session class explores the three great “turnings of the wheel of Dharma” from a contemporary 21st century perspective.

We will explore the turnings through:

This class is suitable both for beginners and more advanced practitioners.

The Book:

This series will be based on James Coleman’s book, The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature which explores the three great teachings of the Buddha:

• The First Turning of the Wheel: Insight into the nature of suffering—and the way out of it—from the four noble truths and the eightfold path
• The Second Turning of the Wheel: Teachings on emptiness from the Heart Sutra and the Diamond Sutra
• The Third Turning of the Wheel: Guidance for practitioners and teachings on awakened Buddha nature

The book guides readers through the ancient sutras that preserve the Buddha’s message, illuminating their meaning for today’s world and tying the Buddha’s wisdom together for us. The book includes chapters from Reb Anderson from the Zen tradition and Lama Palden Drolma (founder of Sukhasiddhi Foundation) from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, on how to use meditation to bring the Buddha’s wisdom into our daily lives.

The Book:

This series will be based on James Coleman’s book, The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature which explores the three great teachings of the Buddha:

• The First Turning of the Wheel: Insight into the nature of suffering—and the way out of it—from the four noble truths and the eightfold path
• The Second Turning of the Wheel: Teachings on emptiness from the Heart Sutra and the Diamond Sutra
• The Third Turning of the Wheel: Guidance for practitioners and teachings on awakened Buddha nature

The book guides readers through the ancient sutras that preserve the Buddha’s message, illuminating their meaning for today’s world and tying the Buddha’s wisdom together for us. The book includes chapters from Reb Anderson from the Zen tradition and Lama Palden Drolma (founder of Sukhasiddhi Foundation) from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, on how to use meditation to bring the Buddha’s wisdom into our daily lives.

The Teacher:

James Coleman was born and raised in Southern California, and earned an MA and PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara with a specialization in the sociology of religion. His numerous articles have been published in such places as the Journal of Christian/Buddhist StudiesBuddhadharma and the American Journal of Sociology. His books include The New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition, published by the Oxford University Press in 2001 and The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature published by Wisdom Publications in 2017, and he was the editor of Roshi Reb Anderson’s book on the Samdhinirmocana Sutra, The Third Turning of the Wheel (Rodmell Press, 2012). He has been a Buddhist practitioner in the Zen and Vajrayana traditions for over 30 years, and is a founding member of the White Heron Sangha in San Luis Obispo, California, where he currently teaches and practices. James is also a member of Sukhasiddhi Foundation’s board of directors.

The Teacher:

James Coleman was born and raised in Southern California, and earned an MA and PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara with a specialization in the sociology of religion. His numerous articles have been published in such places as the Journal of Christian/Buddhist StudiesBuddhadharma and the American Journal of Sociology. His books include The New Buddhism: The Western Transformation of an Ancient Tradition, published by the Oxford University Press in 2001 and The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature published by Wisdom Publications in 2017, and he was the editor of Roshi Reb Anderson’s book on the Samdhinirmocana Sutra, The Third Turning of the Wheel (Rodmell Press, 2012). He has been a Buddhist practitioner in the Zen and Vajrayana traditions for over 30 years, and is a founding member of the White Heron Sangha in San Luis Obispo, California, where he currently teaches and practices. James is also a member of Sukhasiddhi Foundation’s board of directors.

The Hosting Community:

Sukhasiddhi Foundation is a spiritual center in the Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhist tradition that offers a guided path of embodied wisdom, compassion, and kindness, rooted in practices arising from the divine feminine that are relevant to life and the world today.

The heart of our offerings comes from the Shangpa lineage. This feminine lineage dates back to the 11th century; the time of two awakened Kashmiri women, Niguma and Sukhasiddhi. This lineage is historically non-sectarian, non-dogmatic, and its inclusive teachings are a stream that flows through all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The profound teachings of these awakened dakinis (teachers) are elegant and penetrate straight to the heart of the matter, making them an accessible, relevant, and efficacious method for engaging in the world today.

During the coronavirus pandemic all of our offerings are happening online.

The Hosting Community:

Sukhasiddhi Foundation is a spiritual center in the Vajrayana/Tibetan Buddhist tradition that offers a guided path of embodied wisdom, compassion, and kindness, rooted in practices arising from the divine feminine that are relevant to life and the world today.

The heart of our offerings comes from the Shangpa lineage. This feminine lineage dates back to the 11th century; the time of two awakened Kashmiri women, Niguma and Sukhasiddhi. This lineage is historically non-sectarian, non-dogmatic, and its inclusive teachings are a stream that flows through all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The profound teachings of these awakened dakinis (teachers) are elegant and penetrate straight to the heart of the matter, making them an accessible, relevant, and efficacious method for engaging in the world today.

During the coronavirus pandemic all of our offerings are happening online.

Join Us:

New dates: Five Thursday evening sessions from September 9 to October 7, 7:30-9:00 pm Pacific on Zoom

Cost: Sliding scale donation for the five-session series of $75 – $125

Please bring your own copy of The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature to the sessions

Sukhasiddhi welcomes people of all religions, ages, racial backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.

Register

Join Us:

New dates: Five Thursday evening sessions from September 9 to October 7, 7:30-9:00 pm Pacific on Zoom

Cost: Sliding scale donation for the five-session series of $75 – $125

Please bring your own copy of The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation: Freedom, Emptiness, and Awakened Nature to the sessions

Sukhasiddhi welcomes people of all religions, ages, racial backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.

Register

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