This course will present an overview of some of the most important rituals, ethics, services, and ceremonies that form the core of Buddhist practice in the Tibetan tradition, and shape everyday life of practitioners.
We will explore rituals in Tibetan Buddhist practice, useful for the practitioner as well as Buddhist engaged in care giving or community leadership. The course will include an introduction to and, where relevant, instruction in, rituals, services, and ceremonies performed by the clergy and by practitioners themselves in the course of everyday life.
Finally, the course may touch on some of the more esoteric rituals and ceremonies of the tradition, such as divination, offering practices, and so forth, and their significance in the tradition and in the lives of practitioners and Buddhist communities.
THL 410: Buddhist Rituals, Ethics, Services and Ceremonies
Faculty: Yangsi Rinpoche with Namdrol Adams