Updated March 28: recordings of this teaching are now available on the Guhyasamaja Center website, on the MISC tab. Glen’s style is full of humor and wisdom.
Saturday, March 26
10:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
The Unitarian/Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston VA 20190, downstairs
The current Dalai Lama is the known as the 14th in the line of Dalai Lamas. From the 1400’s until today, the Dalai Lamas–known as incarnations of the Buddha of Compassion–have manifested as great Buddhist teachers, yogis, poets, philosophers, political leaders, and peacemakers. Under their guidance, Buddhism has flourished throughout Central Asia for centuries. The first of the Dalai Lamas was a direct disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and founded Tashilhunpo monastery. The third Dalai Lama played a key role in bringing Buddhism to Mongolia and was the first to be given the (Mongolian) title of “Dalai Lama” with the term “Dalai” meaning ocean–implying that he embodied an ocean of wisdom and other good qualities. It was the Great Fifth Dalai Lama who unified Tibet under one central government. Each of the Dalai Lamas played important roles in Central Asian history while also embodying and teaching the teachings of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism!
Glenn Mulllin has translated books by many of the previous Dalai Lamas, has written an authoratative book on the history of all fourteen Dalai Lamas, and has studied closely with the current Dalai Lama for many years. So, in these two talks, Glenn will share some of the stories from the lives of the previous Dalai Lamas. He will also help us to understand some of the core roles the Dalai Lamas have played in transmitting the Dharma through the centuries. For those planning to attend any or all of the teachings in DC in July by the current Dalai Lama, this talk will be a great way to further your understanding of who the current Dalai Lama is. This talk is open to all. Registration is not required.
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