Nelson Buddhist Centre

Study Group

Weekly, each Sunday

From 11:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.

The subject for examination for the current cycle of study groups is "The Jewel Ornament of Liberation", a masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism by the 12th. century teacher Gampopa. This book provides the complete foundation for study and practice—from beginning to Buddhahood. It includes teachings on Buddha-nature, finding the spiritual master, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta, development of the six perfections, the ten bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the activities of the Buddha. It has been said that anyone who knows the "Jewel Ornament" well can say they really understand Buddhism.

Previous study groups have attracted people of differing ages and backgrounds with different levels of familiarity with Buddhist philosophy. The current group is no different. Our lively discussions tend to range widely (and sometimes wildly) prompted by the topic of the day.

Ebook or pdf copies of the text will be made available to all group members

Anyone is very welcome to attend even if only to put a toe in the water.