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Online: Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teaches Rice Seedling Sutra

December 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST

Split screen showing Tibetan monk and Western translator

Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teaches The Rice Seedling Sutra

Thursday 9-11 Pacific time, beginning Nov 10

English interpretation by Katrina Brooks

We are honored that eminent scholar Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe has accepted our request to teach from his commentary, The Rice Seedling SutraBuddha’s Teachings on Dependent Arising.

The Buddha explains in many sutras that to understand his Dharma is to understand dependent arising. The Rice Seedling Sutra is one of the best known. Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe’s commentary explores dependent arising, and the corollary teaching of emptiness, through this sutra and others, as well as Indian commentaries.

Geshe Thabkhe is known as one of the greatest living scholars of the Tibetan tradition, based on his long lifetime of impeccable learning, study, practice, and teaching.

Sravasti Abbey is deeply grateful to have received Geshe-la’s complete teachings on Arydeva’s Four Hundred Verses on the Middle Way,  Dharmakirti’s Pramanavarttika, and Kamalashila’s middle Stages of Meditation. Recordings of all three series’ are freely available on the Abbey YouTube channel.

The Rice Seedling SutraBuddha’s Teachings on Dependent Arising, translated and edited by Joshua and Diana Cutler is published by Wisdom Publications. You can order the text in paperback or ebook.

No registration required. Teaching will be broadcast over YouTube live.


Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teaches weekly on Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 am Pacific Time, broadcast on YouTube Live.

Download PDF of recitations before and after teaching.

More about Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe

Geshe Thabkhe is a celebrated scholar and teacher. Born in 1930, he became a monk at 13, trained at Drepung Loseling Monastery in Tibet, and completed his Geshe Lharampa degree in India after escaping the Communist occupation. Geshela is an emeritus professor at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. Read his full biography.

Katrina Brooks, interpreterhas a master’s degree in Religious Studies from University of Chicago. She studied Tibetan language at Rangjung Yeshe institute in Nepal and at Maitripa College. Katrina is the resident translator at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Wisconsin  where she interprets for their resident teachers, Geshe Tenzin Dorjee and Geshe Tenzin Sherab, as well as for Ganden Tripa Rinpoche, Lobsang Tenzin.


December 15, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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