Online Class: The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

with Mathias Pongracz

February 2 - March 4

Note: This is an online study group in collaboration with the Shambhala Online Program Library.  

Melting the Ice and Getting Unstuck

In times of pandemic, worldwide environmental destruction, and social disintegration, one can easily be overcome by feelings of disconnection, helplessness, resignation, and paralysis. This course introduces us to the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, a classic training in compassionate living from the Tibetan mahayana tradition. 

What Will You Learn? 

The text entitled The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, by the 14th-century monk Ngulchu Thogme Sangpo, provides clear insights on how to work with such challenges and turn around seemingly intractable situations. It points to the skillful means that bring us the strength of heart to work with difficult circumstances while being of benefit to others.

Schedule of Talks and Discussion

Study Sessions: Thursday nights at 7pm Eastern beginning February 2nd

Live Q n A with Mathias Pongracz: Saturday, March 4th at 11am Eastern. 

  • February 2nd -  When nothing works anymore: Turning around
  • February 9th - Setting out to travel: What to take with us.
  • February 16th - Map and compass for travel: What to leave behind. 
  • February 23rd- Obstacles: How to make use of loss, suffering, disgrace and more...
  • March 2nd - Signposts left behind by an old monk making sure we don’t go astray.
  • March 4th at 11am Eastern - Special Live Session with Mathias Pongracz

What will you receive? 

Each weekly session will feature a short practice period, a 40-minute recorded video talk, readings and a LIVE group discussion.

You will also receive access to necessary readings and commentaries for deeper study. 


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Financial Aid:
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Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.


About Mathias Pongracz

Mathias Pongracz has been a student of both the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (since 1983) and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (since 1991), as well as student of Kobun Chino Roshi. He teaches in Austria, Hungary and France.

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