‘Exploring the View’
The First Rigpa Shedra Event in the USA
hosted by the Tenzin Gyatso Institute
With Professor Steven Goodman
September 25-29, 2010
In what promises to be a lively and engaged introduction to the Buddhist view, Professor Steven Goodman will explore the importance of contemplative inquiry and investigation as a support for our spiritual practice. By offering a fresh perspective on key topics like the Four Noble Truths, right view, the empty nature of all things, the eight consciousnesses, and buddha nature, Professor Goodman will show how our everyday experiences of suffering and change can be transformed into a mindful and wise attitude of acceptance, compassion, openness and devotion. The course will include presentations, discussion and guided meditation. Some prior knowledge of Buddhism is preferable, but not essential.
Professor Steven Goodman is Director of Research and Core Faculty for Asian and Comparative Studies Department, at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Far Eastern Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1984. He currently serves as a Board Advisor to the Khyentse Foundation, and is on the Working Committee for the Buddhist Literary Heritage Project, which will oversee the translation of the entire Buddhist canon into English. Professor Goodman taught on Abhidharma at the Rigpa Shedra in Lerab Ling in 2002, and a book based on the teaching he gave on that occasion will soon be published by Snow Lion.