2020 Weekend Intensive Teaching Through ZOOM meeting on “Chandrakirti’s Entry to the Middle Way: Understanding the Relationship Between Compassion and Emptiness”

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Weekend Intensive Teaching Through ZOOM meeting on "Chandrakirti’s Entry to the Middle Way: Understanding the Relationship Between Compassion and Emptiness" with Geshe Lobsang Dhondup - Translation by Palden Oshoe from August 14 to 16, 2020.

From 9am until 5pm

$100

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

Weekend Intensive Teaching through ZOOM meeting on " Chandrakirti’s Entry to the Middle Way: Understanding the Relationship Between Compassion and Emptiness " with Geshe Lobsang Dhondup - Translation by Palden Oshoe.

Date: August 14 to 16, 2020

Topic: "Chandrakirti’s Entry to the Middle Way: Understanding the Relationship Between Compassion and Emptiness"

Cost:  $100

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.

 

Description: The practice of compassion and an understanding of emptiness are essential to progress on the Buddhist path and eventually attaining complete enlightenment.  Chandrakirti’s Entry to the Middle Way is considered one of the most important text for explaining the essence of the relationship between compassion and the meaning of emptiness from the Madhyamika- Prasangika view.  More specifically, this text explains the meaning of emptiness in relation to the practice of compassion and a practitioner’s progression along the levels of Bodhisattva training in the ten perfections (far-reaching virtues).   Recently, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama gave an overview of this important text in three-day webcast teachings.  During this weekend intensive, Geshe-la will provide a more detail explanation of key points of this important text and provide guidance in how to apply these profound teachings to one’s practice.   This teaching is excellent for both newcomers and more experienced students.  For newcomers, it will provide the foundation for a basic understanding of key points of study and practice within Tibetan Buddhism.  And for more experienced student, the teachings will serve to refine one’s understanding of the deeper levels of the relationship between compassion and emptiness.

 

Biography:
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.

Schedule:
Friday - Introductory Talk: August 14th  from  7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Saturday:
9.00 – 10.15 Morning 1stSession
10.15 – 10.30 Tea Break
10.30 – 12.00 Morning 2nd Session
12.00 – 2.00PM Lunch
2.00 – 3.15PM Afternoon 1st Session
3.15 – 3.30 Tea Break
3.30 – 5.00PM Afternoon 2nd Session
Sunday:
9.00 – 10.15 Morning Session
10.15 – 10.30 Tea Break
10.30 – 12.00 Conclusion Session.

 

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