In this six-week course we continue our journey of compassion and self-care guided by Gesture of Great Love, the newest book by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. “Most people think the root cause of suffering is external,” he writes. “But it seems to me that the cause of most of our suffering is the mind itself.” This term we consider our ordinary concept of time and how it keeps us bound to the regime of mind. We begin to open regime-time through a deeper understanding of time’s dynamic and the immediacy of the instant. For continuing students and those who have studied the first 9 chapters of Gesture of Great Love.
Classes meet online for six weeks, for one hour a week. Classes are recorded and you will have access to the recordings for your personal use only. Each week, there will be a short lecture, experiential practices, and class discussion. An online chat room, and a free, additional half-hour practice session most weeks will provide the optional ability to practice with your fellow students.
Week 1: Time, Unfolding
Week 2: Understanding Regime-Time
Week 3: An Infinitesimal Perspective
Week 4: Presence
Week 5: Within the Instant
Week 6: Connecting to the Heart of Being
Gesture of Great Love by Tarthang Tulku
Dr. Jonathan Clewley