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Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe continues teachings on Pramanavarttika

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - October 8 @ 8:30 pm PDT


Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teaches daily, 6:30-8:30 pm Pacific Time

supported by Deer Park Monastery’s resident interpreter Katrina Brooks

We rejoice that esteemed scholar Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe will continue his teaching on Chapter 2 of Indian Master Dharmakirti’s text on Buddhist reasoning, Pramanavarttika, the commentary on Master Dignaga’s Compendium of Valid Cognition. This is a rare and precious transmission of a profound text by a profound teacher.

Pramanavarttika is considered one of the most important texts in Tibetan Buddhist education. By presenting the reasonings to prove the Buddha as a reliable guide, it lays out the rational arguments to establish past and future lives and that enlightenment is possible. It also presents the logical frameworks followed to this day in Tibetan Buddhist debate.

This is an advanced course in Buddhist philosophy. Prepare ahead and catch up with Geshela’s previous teachings from 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Geshe Thabkhe will teach via Zoom from India. His teaching and any reviews led by Abbey monastics will be offered online. Guests may also visit the Abbey in person at this time. Registration is required. See below for in-person info. 

All Abbey Dharma programs are offered freely, and your offering is welcomed. Make an offering here.

For more information about the course, write the office or call 509-447-5549.

More about Geshe 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 a 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 interprets for Geshe Tenzin Dorjee and Geshe Tenzin Sherab, as well as for Ganden Tripa Rinpoche, Lobsang Tenzin

To attend in person

A maximum of 20 guests may attend this retreat in person. You must be fully vaccinated and register in advance. Complete the registration form for the in-person event.

Scan and send proof of your full vaccination to the office when you send in the registration form to the Abbey Office.

There may be a waiting list, so please let us know well in advance if your registration is accepted but you can’t attend.

Please do not come if you have any of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.


October 2 @ 6:30 pm PDT
October 8 @ 8:30 pm PDT
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Newport, WA 99156 United States
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