Community Outreach Activities
From mid-August 2017 through November 2017, Jeffrey Hopkins has been giving weekly one-hour talks on Thursdays, 7:30pm PST at Pema Tamdrin Ling (1555 Macdonald Ave., Burnaby, BC, Canada) on the topic of Fundamental Mind: The Nyingma View of the Great Completeness (Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2006), the first volume of a trilogy on fundamental mind by Mi-pam-gya-tso with oral commentary by Khetsun Sangbo Rinbochay. The talks will resume in spring 2018.
Since 2012, Jeffrey Hopkins has been giving weekly one-hour classes via Skype, on Tuesdays at 9am PST on the topic of Mi-pam-gya-tsho’s Primordial Enlightenment: The Nying-ma View of Luminosity and Emptiness, Analysis of Fundamental Mind, with Oral Commentary by Khetsun Sangpo. At present, attendance is restricted to monastics at Sravasti Abbey (Newport, Washington, USA). The talks a being offered freely in support of the monastic education program at Sravasti Abbey.
At the Symposium, "Theology of Joy and the Good Life" at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Yale Divinity School, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (USA), Jeffrey Hopkins and Jongbok Yi will present a paper entitled "A Buddhist View of Human Flourishing in the Good Life."
Each summer Jules Levinson leads a month-long course for teachers of Aṣṭaṅga Vinyāsa Yoga taught by Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor at the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. In this context, Levinson teaches the context, outlook, and principles of Buddhist contemplative practice to students from all over the globe.