Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas is a foundational work of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. The first four chapters show how to rid yourself of the four incorrect considerations: considering something impermanent by nature to be permanent, something in the nature of suffering to be in the nature of happiness, something unclean by nature to be clean, and something lacking an impossible soul or self to have an impossible soul or self. Geshe Samten is resuming teaching this text as part of the regular teachings at Vajrayana Institute.
Teachings interpreted by Voula Zarpani. To view a copy of the root text, go to Berzin Archives on the FPMT website. Previous audio teachings by Geshe Samten on the Four Hundred Stanzas are available via the VI website by clicking here
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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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