Demystifying Santi Maha Sangha: Session I

Session I Subject Matter

Resources & Course Materials

Subject Matter - Updated 10/25/15

Session I Subject Matter

This is the material from The Precious Vase that we studied in Session I, with pages and "required" Base practices referenced.

Supplementary Readings

Supplementary Readings ChNN

Session I Readings

The Precious Vase contains a vast amount of information, and one may rely on it alone to study the Base. For people who want clarification or to go deeper into particular topics, there are additional texts available.

MP3 Files
Are no longer available for download.

Oral Exam - Take the Exam Remotely

Session I - "Entering the Dharma"

Welcome to this course of studying The Precious Vase together as a "Santi Maha Sangha."

This session was held Sept. 13 - Oct. 26, 2015 at Tsegyalgar East in Conway. The materials of Session I provide a foundation for the rest of the course, and MP3's will remained accessible for the term of "Demystifying" (through July 2016).

Through studying and practicing together, may we grow in understanding, enriching ourselves and others!

Sun., Sept. 13, 2015 9:30am-5:00pm Course Introduction - Lineage
Mon., Sept. 14, 2015 7:00pm-8:30pm* Class 1
Mon., Sept. 21, 2015 No Class (Shang Shung Medical School 10th Anniversary)
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015 7:00pm-8:30pm Class 2
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015 7:00pm-8:30pm Class 3
Mon., Oct. 12, 2015 7:30pm-9:00pm Class 4 (After 6pm Ganapuja)
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015 7:00pm-8:30pm Class 5
Mon., Oct. 26, 2015 7:00pm-8:30pm Class 6 (concluded with exams for those interested)

*Monday classes began with answers to emailed questions, followed by a talk, then discussion of new material.

Taking this Course Remotely: MP3 recordings

Rinpoche had directed us to present this course as live sessions which were recorded and available for replay (during the duration of course), for those who couldn't attend in person.

Session I students celebrate the exam & completion of Session I

The Santi Maha Sangha - Course Participants

Angela M.
Angela M.
(M'loa, HI)
Anne S.
Anne S.
(Charleston, SC)
Christian F.
Christian F.
(New York, NY)
Christopher B.
Christopher B.
(Camp Hill, PA)
Dhyana E.
Dhyana E.
(Boulder, CO)
Ian D.
Ian D.
(Campsie, NSW, AU)
Joel B.
Joel B.
(Fullerton, CA)
John K.
John K.
(Branford, CT)
Keith K.
Keith K.
(Peabody, MA)
Lynn N.
Lynn N.
(Northampton, MA)
Matt J.
Matt J.
(Louisville, CO)
Nancy P.
Nancy P.
(Easthampton, MA)
Oscar M.
Oscar M.
(New York, NY)
Scott M.
Scott M.
(Novato, CA)
Shane C.
Shane C.
(Boston, MA)
Trish M.
Trish M.
(Stone Ridge, NY)
Viviana C.
Viviana C.
(Pelzomling, MX)
Allen W.
Allen W.
Andres H.
Andres H.
(Clifton, NY)
Barbara L.
Barbara L.
Beata P.
Beata P.
(South Portland, ME)
Carine E.
Carine E.
(New Paltz, NY)
Caroline H.
Caroline H.
(Conway, MA)
Catherine L.
Catherine L.
(New Orleans, LA)
Cheryl K.
Cheryl K.
(Summerland Key, FL)
Cristina M.
Cristina M.
(Ann Arbor, MI)
Dael M.
Dael M.
(Johannesburg, SA)
Daphne D.
Daphne D.
David D.
David D.
(Baton Rouge, LA)
Diana K.
Diana K.
(Miami, FL)
Dominik N.
Dominik N.
(Miami Beach, FL)
Eva S.
Eva S.
(Malmo, SWE)
Gary F.
Gary F.
(Alnwick, Northumberland, UK)
Gerard M.
Gerard M.
(Belchertown, MA)
Gilbert C.
Gilbert C.
(Summit, NJ)
Harold G.
Harold G.
(Shelburne Falls, MA)
Jacqueline G.
Jacqueline G.
(Conway, MA)
Jeremy
Jeremy
(Conway, MA)
John C.
John C.
(Seattle, WA)
Julia M.
Julia M.
Karen P.
Karen P.
(Lenox, MA)
Kathleen, F.
Kathleen, F.
(Buckland, MA)
Kathy S.
Kathy S.
(Sarasota, FL)
Kazimir B.
Kazimir B.
(Carpinteria, CA)
Lisa Y.
Lisa Y.
(Plainville, CT)
Marilyn M.
Marilyn M.
(Conway, MA)
Marilyn P.
Marilyn P.
(Brockport, NY)
Mary Helen E.
Mary Helen E.
(Hudson, MA)
Michael S.
Michael S.
(Richmond, IN)
Natasha P.
Natasha P.
(Powder Springs, GA)
Paula B.
Paula B.
(Conway, MA)
Renee P.
Renee P.
Richard A.
Richard A.
(Boston, MA)
Robert O.
Robert O.
(Pagosa Springs, CO)
Robert T.
Robert T.
(Napa, CA)
Sandra Jane R.
Sandra Jane R.
(Johannesburg, SA)
Robert F.
Robert F.
(Pittsfield, MA)
Travis R.
Travis R.
(Lagrange, GA)