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Term dates: last day of teachings 6/7/21 and resuming on 27/7/21
In Praise of Dependent Arising and the Two Truths
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 marvelous opportunity!
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Term dates: last day of teachings 7/7/21 and resuming on 28/7/21
Guide to the Bodhisattvas Way of Life Śāntideva’s Bodhicaryāvatāra
by Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen
When Geshe Jampa Gyaltsen was first invited to teach at TBI by our Teacher, the late Kyabje Khensur Kangyur Lama Jetsun Losang thubten 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 marvellous 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!
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