Online Seminar series
Buddhist Study and Practice with Jakob Leschly
Siddhartha's Intent Australia offers three Online Study seminars throughout the year. Each Seminar is conducted as a series of 1 hour-weekly classes and held over a period of six weeks.
Students read the sections of the specific text prior to the online classes, where Jakob unpacks and summarises the text, using a live PowerPoint presentation which is visible on your computer. The online studies format enables anyone to participate regardless of location. Moreover, participants will have the option to download a recording of the lesson if they can’t participate in real-time, with a link being emailed after the live lesson.
A practice online session will be held one week before the first online lecture. In this session you will be able to trial the process of logging in with your computer and test the function of your computer speakers and microphone. This practice session will run for only 10-20 minutes and will not have any 'dharma' content.
Upcoming Live Teachings
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An Online Study of Khenpo Palden Sherab’s
Opening the Wisdom Door of the Madhyamaka School
Thursdays, February 2 - March 16, 2017
A series of 6 talks each Thursday evening 6.30 - 7.30pm
Thoughts cannot grasp or produce wisdom, but thoughts can appreciate the nature, the character, and the value of wisdom. We can use our rational intellect to identify and weed out the deceptions that masquerade as truth. Such discerning provides an indispensable foundation for our path of meditation. The great madhyamika sages did not abandon those following naive and counterproductive beliefs about reality, but compassionately engaged with them, exposing the shortcomings and dangers of our common habitual assumptions and dogmas, and pointing to a practical path of liberation and awakening.
In this work, Khenpo Palden Sherab highlights the Buddha’s Middle Way teachings, drawing on the great masters Shantarakshita (9th Cent. CE), Longchenpa (14th Cent.), and Jamgon Mipam (19th Cent.) These teachings form the basis for understanding the Prajnaparamita view and practice, as well as that of Vajrayana and Dzogchen.
A highly respected khenpo of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Khenpo Palden Sherab (1942-2010) completed his training in Tibet, and worked tirelessly throughout his life to preserve and teach the Buddhadharma. Together with his brother, Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal, he founded the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center in upstate New York.
Archive of Recordings of Previous Seminars
Recordings of seminars on the following topics are available for purchase for $40 per topic (plus GST). Following purchase you will be emailed a link where you can download a series of six 1 hour recordings on the specific topic. Each video recording series, with audio narration by Jakob, summarises the essential points of each text.
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