2020 November 20 to 22 – Gaining Freedom from Our Habitual Patterns Through Understanding the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination


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2020 November 20 to 22, Weekend Intensive Teaching through Zoom Meeting on

From 9am until 5pm

201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850


Namgyal Monastery office / office@namgyal.org or Call: 607-279-8805

Weekend Intensive Teaching through Zoom Meeting - with Geshe Lobsang Dhondup – Translation by Palden Oshoe.

Date:  November - 20 to 22, 2020

TOPIC:    Gaining Freedom from Our Habitual Patterns Through Understanding the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination

 Cost: $100.00

Note:  To register please sending an email to office@namgyal.org.  Please register by noon of the Friday of the weekend intensive start date.  This is necessary so there is time to send Zoom invitation.  Payment can be made through the website. www.namgyal.org   Click - Donation page and make payment

Gaining Freedom from Our Habitual Patterns Through Understanding the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination



Dependent Origination stands as the core tenet of Buddhist Philosophy and serves as the foundation of all meditation and mind training practices for cultivating wisdom and compassion. 

The teaching of the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination outlines the nexus of factors such as ignorance and craving that condition our mind and drive our actions.  These then create cycles of behaviors that often trap us with negativity and suffering.  Even those behaviors that lead us to experiences and things that we perceive will bring happiness, often become sources of difficulties and problems in our lives.  The habitual patterns created by the links of dependent origination can be seen to operate both within our current life and across lifetimes setting up conditions for future rebirths. 

However, the good news is we are not necessarily destined to remain trapped within these cycles of habitual patterns forever. The Buddha’s teachings give us the wisdom and methods needed to break free of these patterns.  Specifically, we can begin to loosen the grip of our habitual patterns by becoming familiar with and analyzing the Twelve Dependent Links and how they function.  Hence, with this knowledge along with mind training and meditation practices, we can begin to gain freedom from our old patterns of behavior and create new ones that are more in alignment with our deepest desires for lasting happiness based on loving-kindness, wisdom and compassion. 

During this weekend intensive, Geshe-la will give detailed explanation of the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination and how these operate as the causal processes of our habitual patterns and cyclic existence.  He will also provide instruction on how to use analytical meditation and mind training practices to counteract and change these patterns leading us to greater inner freedom and peace.  This is a unique opportunity for both newcomers and more experienced students to receive an in-depth teaching on this essential topic within Buddhism.  

Geshe Lobsang Dhondup was born on the 15th of August 1974 in Orissa, India.  He studied in the local primary school to the age of twelve.  Geshe Lobsang Dhondup joined Sera Mey Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India where began his basic monastic education including Tibetan grammar and script, memorization of Buddhist scriptures. 

He completed his Karam (Bachelors in Buddhist Philosophy, Lopon (Master in Buddhist Philosophy) and Geshe Lharam (Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy) degrees securing first division in every field.  Geshe Lobsang Dhondup presented his Geshe Lharam Oral examination in presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  He spent two years in Gyurmed Monastery studying Sangag Gyundy Shi and obtained an additional honorary degree of Geshe Ngagram (Master of Trantrayana)

After completing this additional degree Geshe Lobsang Dhondup returned to Sera Mey monastery and taught Buddhist Philosophy to the younger monks for three years and at present he is teaching faculty at Namgyal Monastery – Tantric College in Dharamsala, India.



Friday - Introductory Talk: November 20th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

 9:00-10:15: (Morning Sessions)

10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break
12:00-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00- 3:15 (Afternoon Sessions)

3:15 - 3:30 Tea Break

3:30 - 5:00PM


 9:00 - 10-15

10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break

10:30 - 12:00 Last Sessio

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