Tuesday 7.00 to 8.30pm: In Praise of Dependent Arising and the Two Truths Teachings (Advanced Class) Online or in the Gompa
(check calendar for dates)
Wednesday 7.00 to 8.30pm: Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life – (suitable for all) Online or in the Gompa
Sunday 10.30 to 11.30 am: Three Principles of the Path Teachings – Is held in the Gompa, and is every second Sunday (please check calendar). This class is in English and is a basic level to help Geshela learn English.
THREE PRINCIPLES OF THE PATH in English Teachings
Sundays 10.30am – 11.30am click calendar for dates
Our dear teacher Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen has kindly agreed to teach Je Tsong kha pa’s the Three Principles of the Path on Sunday mornings. Geshe la has been studying English and Sunday gives him an opportunity to teach in English. This course is ideal for new students as it presents one of the most profound texts in a very simple and easy to understand way. Teaching in English allows Geshe la’s kindness and humour to shine through and these classes are always a lot of fun, as well as creating the causes for Geshe la to be able to teach fluently in English in the future.
The Three Principles of the Path presents the important topics of Renunciation, Bodhicitta and the View of emptiness, in a very succinct and clear way and is a foundational text of Tibetan Buddhism. These teachings are preceded by Sunday Lam Rim analytical meditations, a wonderful way to prepare the mind for the blessing of the Dharma.
Facility Fee: By donation
IN PRAISE of DEPENDENT ARISING and the TWO TRUTHS Teachings – Teachings on Buddhist Philosophy
Tuesday 7 – 8.30 pm click calendar for dates by Geshe Jampa Galtsen
This year, during the Tuesday advanced class in Buddhist Philosophy, which resumes on February 2, 2021, Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen will continue to teach the Prāsaṇgika Madhyamaka view by presenting Je Tsong kha pa’s “In Praise of Dependent-Arising” in conjunction with a presentation of the Two Truths.
“In Praise of Dependent-Arising” is one of the most profound works dedicated to the presentation of emptiness and interdependence Je Tsong kha pa (1357-1419) composed. It contains, in a short and simplified fashion, the totality of his teachings on emptiness in the form of a praise of Buddha Shakyamuni for having taught dependent-arising. As such, it is recited by Tibetans who wish to prepare their minds for a realization of emptiness.
As a fully-qualified Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je monastery and former disciplinarian of Tehor Khangtsen, Geshe-la is superbly qualified to teach such profound topics.
We hope that all sincere students who are interested in the Buddhist view of emptiness will avail themselves of this marvellous opportunity!
Facility Fee: Non-Members $14.00 Members and Concession $7.00
Santideva’s Bodhicaryavatara – Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
Wednesday 7 – 8.30 pm click calendar for date When Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen was first invited to teach at TBI by our Teacher, the late Khensur Kangyur Rinpoche, he expressed the wish to teach Śāntideva’s Bodhicaryāvatāra (“Engaging in the Behavior of the Bodhisattvas”) which he had memorised when he was a young monk and which was very close to his heart. Khensur Rinpoche agreed but he suggested, however, that as a prelude he should teach the Lam Rim in detail, which he has done for almost 10 years. The time has come, at last, for Geshe-la to teach the totality of Śāntideva’s Bodhicaryāvatāra which he will do during the Wednesday class dedicated to general Buddhist teachings.The Bodhicaryāvatāra is the main text H.H. the Dalai Lama relies upon when teaching general audiences. This marvelous work describes the practice of Bodhisattvas from both the method and wisdom aspect of the path: each stanza provides both short-term solace and lasting spiritual sustenance.It is not easy to receive a complete transmission and teachings on this great work by a Lharampa Geshe who has made it the center of his personal practice and we hope many Australian students will attend! These teachings are suitable for beginners and experienced students alike and present a road map to happiness, so we can awaken our hearts and minds to the joy and peace within. All are welcome to come to the teachings and afterwards join together for a chat, cup of chai and biscuits (and cake if we are lucky!) Facility Fee: Non-Members $14.00 Members and Concession $7.00