Devotion as a Path to Divinisation and Buddhahood

Join Dr. Eva Natanya for a three-part workshop in which she explores the topic of devotion as a path to Buddhahood and Divinisation from the view of The Great Perfection (Dzogchen)

About This Course

In this three-part course, recorded in 2020, Dr. Eva Natanya combines talks and guided meditations in a spirit of inquiry and openness to interfaith questions as they arise today, while remaining deeply rooted in the ancient principles of both Buddhist and Christian contemplative practice.

What can a path of genuine devotion to the guru look like in Buddhist practice?

What is the basis for authentic refuge and faith in the Buddha?

What are some of the benefits and pitfalls of devotional practice when applied to human teachers?

How might a contemplative path of transformative devotion in Buddhism be fruitfully compared with the path of worship and divinisation (or theosis) described in both Eastern and Western Christian traditions?

Course Format

This course consists of three sessions totalling 4 hours, each session contains teaching and guided meditation.

What's Included

The Teacher

Dr. Eva Natanya is a scholar of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, an academic lecturer, writer, translator, and retreat leader.

Following a nine-year career as a professional ballet dancer with both the New York City Ballet and the Royal Ballet of England, she earned an MA in Christian Systematic Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.

For over twenty years, she has studied meditation, yoga, and philosophy in both the Christian and Buddhist traditions with master teachers in the United States, England, and India.

She is the Executive Director and Resident Teacher of The Center for Contemplative Research. A scholar of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, Christian theology, and comparative religion, Dr. Natanya has served in many capacities as a spiritual teacher, academic lecturer, translator and editor of Tibetan texts, writer, and retreat leader.

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