The Student-Teacher Relationship Through the Three Yanas

May 6th—May 27th

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  • $40.00 Program Price
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Room: Online

As Buddhism continues to take root in the West there have arisen many questions about the role and importance of the teacher. With the aspiration of clarifying some of the issues surrounding this topic, this series will examine the student/teacher relationship as it manifests in each of the three vehicles of Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.  

We will view recorded video teachings by Acharya (senior teacher) Moh Hardin, and then have a local discussion. There will be a syllabus of optional readings for each class.  

This course will be online, so please register to receive the Zoom link for the class. 

Course Outline

  • Class 1: Introduction, the Hinayana and the Elder
  • Class 2: Mahayana and the Spiritual Friend
  • Class 3: Vajrayana and the Vajra Master  
  • Class 4: Local discussion of what it means to have a teacher for each of us.


Prerequisite: Having a daily meditation practice. 

About the teacher

Acharya Moh Hardin became a student of Chögyam Trungpa in 1972. He has been a practitioner, student, and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage for 47 years. In 2000, he was asked to serve as an Acharya by Sakyong Mipham.