Teachings in Samye Dzong Kensington
Today and yesterday Drupon Khen Rinpoche has been teaching the Four Dharmas of Gampopa at Samye Dzong Kensington, Johannesburg, SA. In these teachings he stressed how important it is to follow the stages of the path, and how if we try and skip the basics we will end up empty handed and jaded.
Yesterday evening at the Centre he gave a teaching on The Essence of the Dharma. In this teaching he taught that the essence of Buddhism in general is the conduct of no-harm (ahimsa) combined with the view of dependant origination. Then he kindly went on to explain what would be considered to be the essence of dharma from the perspective of each of the three vehicles.