Fifth Annual Seminar Exploring Buddhism: "The Three Principles of the Path: Renunciation, Altruistic Mind & Wisdom"

A panel discussion

October 26, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (already occurred)
Charles Pratt Hall, O'Connor Commons

"The Three Principles of the Path" is a brilliant encapsulation of Buddhist ethical and contemplative practices by the 14th-century Tibetan master Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa tradition that the Dalai Lama upholds. The weekend teaching on this work offers an inspirational and comprehensive model for the systematic development of the spiritual life, accessible to lay people as well as monastics.

This panel discussion will introduce Tibetan, Japanese and Southeast Asian Buddhist perspectives on the topic.

The panel will include Khen Rinpoche; David Gardiner; and Maria Heim, associate professor of religion and chair of the Five College Buddhist Studies Certificate Program. It will be moderated by Paola Zamperini, chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Additional Info

This event is part of a weekend-long workshop. It is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $20/session from members of the general public and $10/session from senior citizens. Five College students may attend for free. All donations will be given to Tashi Lhumpo Monastery and Siddhartha School.

Co-Sponsors:
Amherst College Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations
Amherst College Department of Religion
Five College Buddhist Studies Certificate Program
Smith College Department of Religion
UMass Asian Arts and Culture Program
Friends of Khen Rinpoche

Contact Info

Christopher L. Williford (Chris)
413-542-5841
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