Introductory – Level 100 Course – Open to All
Dates and Times
Fridays, September 8th-October 20th, 10:00-11:30 AM PDT
There is a global shortage of joy, inner peace, and the kind of deep caring for self and others
that heals the heart and inspires creative action. How sad this is! For at the very heart of being is the open instant, a boundless source of Great Love.
Tarthang Tulku, Gesture of Great Love, Light of Liberation
Come join us for a series of four 7-week courses as we study and practice Gesture of Great Love: Light of Liberation, the newest teachings presented by Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku. The ideas he offers here first emerged some fifty years ago, taking shape as the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision. Through guided exercises and clear, accessible language, these transformative teachings penetrate heart and mind to uncover the depths of our being.
As we face suffering honestly, cultivate emotional well-being, and actively inquire into the nature of identity, language, and time, we find we have a key to a new way of being. When the day becomes rich with joy and appreciation, emotions lighten, life-situations become easier to deal with, and we begin to dance creatively with whatever arises.
Classes meet online for seven weeks, 1.5 hours a week. Classes are recorded and accessible for six months. Each week features short presentations, experiential exercises, and discussion. Weekly handouts provide inspirational passages along with the instructions you need to continue your experiential learning at home. An online community portal gives you the option to meet and be in dialogue with your fellow students.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: A new way of understanding
Week 3: Our current situation—through caring eyes
Week 4: Contemplating personal and larger patterns. Radical transformation
Week 5: Opening an Impoverished World: Where Beauty and Joy Reside
Week 6: Appreciation and Joy
Week 7: Body, Language and Mind
Gesture of Great Love by Tarthang Tulku