The Nalanda Study Group


Two Books

Being Nobody Going Nowhere, by Ayya Khema
The Sun of Wisdom, by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

The first Saturday of the month will be dedicated to The Sun of Wisdom and the third Saturday to Being Nobody Going Nowhere.  Participants in the study group have the flexibility to come to both sessions or they can come once a month if they prefer to read just one of the books.

Ayya Khema (1923-1997) was a Buddhist Nun from the Theravaden tradition who was born in Germany.  Her books are very insightful and clear and work well in a group dedicated to discussing and applying Buddhist principles to our daily lives.

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche (1924- ) is a Tibetan scholar whose commentary on Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way makes this important text accessible to western students.  Our teacher for this study group, Sonam Dorje, describes this book as inspiring, illuminating and liberating!  We are most fortunate to have Sonam to help us achieve a deeper understanding of what emptiness means in Tibetan Buddhism.

Sonam Dorje, our teacher and spiritual friend, was born in Tibet and ordained a monk at the age of 5.  Sonam has studied all 4 schools of Tibetan Buddhism and has had all the major empowerments.  Sonam is retired from a career in biotechnology and is a scholar of physics as well as classical Tibetan Buddhism.

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