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Summer Institute on Buddhism - Understanding Ignorance

Join us this June 4-9 at the Bodhi Manda Zen Center in Jemez Springs, NM for the

Summer Institute in Buddhism


Understanding Ignorance

According to Buddhist philosophical traditions, wisdom, understanding, and insight are central to awakening and gaining freedom from suffering; ignorance, delusion, and misunderstanding are the main obstacles to awakening and serve to keep us mired in suffering. But what is ignorance? What causes ignorance? How is ignorance maintained and cemented in our thinking, feeling, acting? What kind of ignorance is an obstacle to awakening (or is any ignorance at all an obstacle)? How does one recognize and address one’s own ignorance? What are the personal, ethical, and social implications of ignorance? This seminar will focus on these questions – and others – from Pāli, Chinese, and Tibetan Buddhist philosophical traditions.

$750 per person (scholarships available)

Begins Tuesday, June 4th with dinner at 5:00pm
Ends Sunday, June 9th with lunch at 12:00pm

Dormitory style. Limited number of private rooms available for additional cost on first come basis. Delicious farm-to-table home cooked meals. Access to our natural hot springs.

Instruction and participation in zazen meditation practice.

For questions, contact us at or (575) 829-3854


Earlier Event: May 31
Private Retreat
Later Event: June 15
Private Retreat