A Praise of Dependent Arising was composed with great devotion by Lama Tsongkhapa, combining his understanding of the precise meaning of emptiness with his insight into the kindness of the Buddha for having given the teaching on dependent arising. The teaching on dependent arising is the heart-cherished treasure of all the Buddha’s teachings. Geshe Samten’s book, A Commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa’s A Praise of Dependent Arising is offered as the text for this course.
Dates & time: Tuesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August; 5, 12, 19, 26 September; 3, 10, 17, 24 October; 7, 14, 21, 28 November; 5 December, 7.00-8.30pm.
Cost: $15/$13 VI members per session
Geshe Ngawang Samten was born in Panchamari, MP, India. At the age of nine, he entered the Sera Monastic Institute and took the vows of monk ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Geshe-la completed his studies and attained his Geshe degree at the highest level of a Lharampa, the equivalent of a PhD in Buddhist Philosophy. For a number of years, he taught as a lecturer in the Gelug tradition at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath. Since 2003 Geshe-la has been the main resident teacher at VI.
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