Nagarjuna is renowned for his penetrating analysis of reality. In the Precious Garland Nagarjuna describes the cause & effect sequences for the development of happiness within ordinary life, as well as the practices of wisdom, realizing emptiness & compassion that lead to enlightenment. He describes a Buddha’s qualities & offers encouraging advice on the effectiveness of practices that reveal the vast attributes of Buddhahood. The Precious Garland includes a detailed analysis of attachment to sensual objects as a preparation for realization of the profound truth that, when realized, makes attachment impossible.
Dates: Tuesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 May; 5, 12, 19, 26 June [18 weeks]
Time: Tuesday evenings, 7pm – 8.30pm
Cost: $15/$13 per session
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Geshe Ngawang Samten was born at 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. 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.