Parting from the Four Attachments – Public Talk

Date April 20, 2019
Time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

220 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States


Parting from the Four Attachments is an authentic and profound pith teaching recognized by all of the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. It is one of the most famous teachings in the Sakya tradition and was given directly by the Bodhisattva Manjushri to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five great founders of the Sakya Order.

Lama Jampa will provide the teaching of Sakya Pandita’s commentary on this famous text. Facility fee $15 . Please click here for advance registration on Eventbrite

Everybody is welcome to this public teaching

Origin of Parting from the Four Attachments

When the great Lama Sachen Kunga Nyingpo was twelve years old, his master, Bari Lotsawa advised him, “Since you are the son of a great master, it is important that you study the scriptures. To study, you need to acquire wisdom, and in order to acquire wisdom, you should practice Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom.”

Bari Lotsawa bestowed the initiation of Manjushri and young Lama Sakyapa undertook a retreat.parting from the four attachments

After six months of retreat, Manjushri appeared in Lama Sakyapa’s pure vision seated on a jeweled throne and spoke this teaching which consists of just four lines. Analyzing this teaching, the young Lama Sakyapa realized that these four lines include the entire profound practice of the Buddhist Mahayana path.


Parting from the Four Attachments - Public Talk
Location Sakya Buddhist Center
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