During the Tuesday, advanced class in Buddhist Philosophy, Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen, will be teaching, in depth, the Prāsaṇgika Madhyamaka view relying on the Heart Sūtra, one of the most concise and central Sūtras of the Second Turning of the Wheel of the Law. The Heart Sūtra belongs to a family of Sūtras known as the Perfection of Wisdom Sūtras in which Buddha Śākyamuni, 2500 years ago on Vulture Peak, expounded elaborately the view of emptiness, which is the uncommon defining characteristic of Buddhism.
As it encapsulates the innermost essence of Buddha Śākyamuni’s teachings on emptiness, it is recited daily in almost all the great Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan and Vietnamese monasteries.
Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen will also use this opportunity to expand on the 10 days of teachings he gave on the Prāsaṇgika Madhyamaka view during the Long October Retreat in the Adelaide Hills in 2018.
As a fully-trained Lharampa Geshe from Sera Je monastery and former disciplinarian of Tehor Khangtsen. Geshe-la is highly qualified to teach such profound topics.
We hope that all the sincere students who are interested in the Buddhist view of emptiness will avail themselves of this marvelous opportunity!