Ignorance is the cause of suffering

The goal of the Rime Shedra is to make accessible the vast treasures of Buddhist wisdom to those who wish to progress further in their understanding of the profound principles presented in these advanced Buddhist texts. The understanding of the ultimate nature of reality is the key to liberation. For practitioners this program provides an opportunity to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the nature of reality.  For scholars it provides an opportunity to expand their understanding of Buddhism by cultivating an experiential understanding. The program is based upon the traditional Shedra, or monastic college, curriculum which is the cornerstone of Buddhist education in all of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Treasury of Precious Qualities

The first course will focus on the methods and stages of the path. The root text for this topic is the Ornament of Clear Realization by Maitreya, as recorded by Asanga. We will begin the access to this difficult text through one of the most beautiful and comprehensive of the many graded presentations of the bodhisattva path (such as the Jewel Ornament of Liberation and the Words of My Perfect Teacher), The Treasury of Precious Qualities by Jigme Lingpa. This long work has been beautifully condensed into one volume by Kangyur Rinpoche and masterfully translated by the Padmakara Translation Group.


Core Materials

  1. Syllabus