Teachings on Uttaratantrashastra, given at Karme Thegsum Tcholing (KTT) in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Video and photo thanks to KTT.
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Summary by Anya
These teachings are in English with Portuguese translation interspersed.
Root text ‘The Uttara Tantra Shastra’ of Asanga and Maitreya
The commentary used is ‘The Uttara Tantra: A Treatise on Buddha Nature’ by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
The different kinds of scriptures and where the Uttara Tantra Shastra is categorised
Where the Uttara Tantra fits in the three turnings of the wheel of Dharma
The story of Asanga, Maitreya and Vasubandhu
Dependent arising, emptiness, and nature of mind
Samsara, nirvana, consciousness, milk and yoghurt
The seven vajra points and their order
First Vajra point: The Buddha
Second Vajra point: The Dharma
Third Vajra point: The Sangha
Refuge and the three jewels
Q&A: how, what, when and how often to practice
Fourth Vajra point: Buddha nature
Q&A: About time
One life or many?
How to balance dharma, family, business
Summary of the remaining three Vajra Points: Enlightenment, Qualities of Buddhahood, Buddha activities and how they interrelate
The two kinds of defilements
Q&A: How to develop compassion