with special guest teacher Wilson Hurley
In the 11th Century, Tibet was blessed by the arrival of the Indian Buddhist master Lama Atisha. Motivated to present an organized summary of the sutra teachings, Atisha composed a short text titled, The Lamp of the Path. Three hundred years later, Lama Tsongkapa expanded upon this text with The Stages to the Path of Enlightenment – otherwise known as Lamrim.
Lama Tsongkapa’s famous prayer, The Source of All Good Qualities, is the most concise and stirring outline available of the Lamrim teachings.
Wilson Hurley will lead us in a review of this prayer and commentaries. If time allows he will also complete the ending verses of The Water and Wood Shastras
January 16, 2016 (Teaching 10-12, Lunch 12:00-1:30, Teaching 1:30-3:30)
January 17, 2016 (Teaching 10-12, Potluck Lunch following teaching)
Wilson Hurley, serves as Mahayana Sutra and Tantric Center (MSTC) of Washington, DC lay teacher. He began his studies of Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Thubten Yeshe in 1978 and then with Sermey Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin in 1979 and was instructed to begin teaching by Sermey Khensur Rinpoche in the early 1990’s. He has received Buddhist teachings from many Buddhist scholars, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Wilson also serves the community as a therapist and has given meditation instructions, workshops and talks to community and church groups, including the Washington School of Psychiatry and a local public school system.