Palri Pema Öd Ling is Pleased to Announce
Online Teachings on Mipham’s Beacon of Certainty
Given by Khenpo Tenzin Norgay.
Beacon of Certainty
The “Beacon of Certainty” (Nges shes rin po che’i sgron me), which is mainly a Madhyamaka text, was composed by the 19th century scholar Mipham Rinpoche at a very young age. While giving insights into the key points of view and meditation on the level of Madhyamaka and Vajrayana, it also elucidates the important points of teachings of Dzogchen.
In this course, we will be going through the root verses of the text, with reference to the outline and the commentary by Khenpo Kunpel. In addition, we will be referring to Khro Shul Jampal Dorje’s commentary and research works of John Whitney Pettit, which utilizes both critical comparison and establishes harmonious translation in the service of teaching and defending the Great Perfection system of the Nyingma school. This course is one of the main subjects taught in the 5th year of shedra at Namdroling Monastery.
This is an advanced teaching and students should have some level of familiarity with Madhyamaka and Dzogchen teachings. Students will be required to commit to the full teaching schedule and make efforts not to miss any of the teachings. Khenpo asks that each teaching be viewed live, but in the event a teaching is missed, video will be available until the day of the next teaching.
Students must have the copy of the text which is available on Amazon, here: https://www.amazon.com/Miphams-Beacon-Certainty-Illuminating-Perfection/dp/0861711572
Teachings will take place on Zoom, Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 – 9 PM CDT, beginning on October 6, 2020 and concluding on December 22, 2020.
To register for the teachings, please click here
For the three month course, suggested donation for the teaching is $324 ($108 per month). No students will be turned away due to lack of funds. Payment can be made by clicking the donate button on the website or by sending a check payable to ‘Palri Pema Od Ling’ to:
Palri Pema Od Ling
605 E 45th St Austin, TX 78751
Tel: (512) 368-5153
Khenpo Tenzin Norgay, the resident teacher of Palyul Ling and Palyul center in New York City. In 1995, he graduated from Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, the prestigious Buddhist studies and research center, at Namdroling Monastery in Mysore. He was formally enthroned as Khenpo by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in 1998 and was assigned by His Holiness to teach at the Buddhist college at Palyul monastery in Tibet. In 2003, because of his knowledge and experience, and fluent command of the English language, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche has assigned him to teach students in the United States in conjunction with the ongoing teaching programs offered by Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche.