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Buddhist teachings, Rockland County
The Hudson Valley Kadampas* is
a group of individuals who are dedicated to supporting and fostering a
living tradition of Buddhism in each other's lives. The group was begun
under the spiritual direction of the Venerable Achok Rinpoche.
Achok Rinpoche delivers teachings to our group
every Wednesday evening in Nyack at 95 1/2 Main Street Organization. The topic is A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life by Shantideva and Stephen Batchelor. We are using this as our textbook.(purchase
here). These teachings are free and open to all.
Teachings by Achok Rinpoche when: Wednesday evenings from 7:00
to 9:00 P.M. where: 95 1/2 Main Art Gallery, 95 1/2 Main Street, Nyack, NY Note: MEDITATION SESSION ARE CURRENTLY IN HIATUS. PLEASE RE-VISIT THIS WEBSITES FOR UPDATES. We usually meet here every Wednesday. Teachings start at 7:00 PM. Contact us for details.
*Kadampa is a Tibetan term for a practitioner of the Buddhist
tradition that originated in the 11th century with the teachings of
Lord Atisha, one of the Indian adepts who brought Buddhism to Tibet. Ka
means the teachings of the Buddha and Dam means personal instruction,
thus, Kadampa refers to practitioners who take the Buddha's teachings
as personal instruction.
This tradition stresses the importance of following a sequential course
of study and meditation to develop the realizations necessary to remove
all of one's problems and mental disturbances, in order to help others
do the same for themselves. Key among these realizations are
generosity, ethical living, patience, joyfulness, mindfulness and
Achok Rinpoche, our most kind and wise teacher, has offered some of his teachings on this website to benefit all regularly practicing Dharma students. Please respect his wishes to not send this link to others without his consent. Rinpoche also requests that you not download his teachings to your computer or any other devices.
If you are not a regular student of Rinpoche's but wish to listen to his posted teachings please speak to him about your interest.