In the Third Turning of the Wheel, the Buddha taught Buddha Nature—our innate, Buddha essence. While this is among The Buddha’s most advanced teachings, Gampopa said that when it is taught early in one’s development one will advance more quickly. The 8-week course examines Maitreya’s Uttaratantra, the classic Buddhist text on Buddha Nature. Meditation practices for the course will be based on Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness. Required text:The Uttaratantra: A Treatise on Buddha-Essence, A Commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra of Maitreya by The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. PREREQUISITE: Madhyamaka.