An Introduction to Buddha Nature

Talk by Tempa Dukte Lama, sponsored by Allegheny College

Fri Feb 15th, 2008, 7:00 pm, Allegheny College, Ford Chapel

According to the teachings of the Buddha, we are all Buddha by nature. The practice of Buddhism is to recognize and manifest this awakened nature. Most of the time, we are distracted ? both internally and by external objects. The more we get distracted, the more we distance ourselves from our awakened nature. Through distancing ourselves from our awakened nature, we become vulnerable and suffer. Tempa Lama will use the principle of Buddha nature to explain core Buddhist ideas such as the Four Noble Truths and the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. He will talk about how we can maintain the purity of our Buddha nature and stay connected with the world within ourselves andthe external world with a compassionate heart and mind.