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Geshe Yeshi Lhundup teaches Tsongkhapa’s Illumination of the Thought

October 23 @ 8:30 am - October 30 @ 10:30 am PDT

Monk teaching

Geshe Yeshi Lhundup continues teachings on

Illumination of the Thought, Je Tsongkhapa’s commentary on

Chandrakirti’s Supplement to the Middle Way

Geshe la will teach daily from India, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Course will be offered online.
Fully vaccinated guests may also visit the Abbey to attend in person. Please plan to arrive on October 22.

We’re happy to welcome Geshe Yeshi Lhundup to continue his teaching on Je Tsongkhapa’s Illumination of the Thought, Chandrakirti’s Supplement to the Middle Way.

Geshe la offers a rare opportunity for students of Buddhist philosophy and lovers of the teachings on the Middle Way. This teaching is suitable for students who have a grounding in the stages of the path and Buddhist philosophy. It is not for beginners.

Chandrakirti’s Supplement to the Middle Way is prized in Tibetan Buddhism as a supreme explanation of the Middle Way philosophy, considered the highest—that is, the most subtle—understanding of Buddha’s teachings. Written in the 7th Century, it is an introduction to the Middle Way teachings of Nagarjuna, who illuminated the Prajnaparamita Sutras and promoted the Buddha’s teachings on the bodhisattva path to Buddhahood. Je Tsongkhapa’s commentary is prized in the Gelugpa tradition for its brilliant clarification of key points in the Prasangika view.

Prepare for the course by watching Geshe-la’s initial teachings on this text in 2019 and 2020.

Check back for detailed schedule.

All Abbey Dharma courses are offered freely, and we welcome your contributions. You can make offerings any time here.

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.

Geshe Yeshi Lhundup

Geshe Yeshi Lhundup is a senior Dharma teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery, where he has taught for over 20 years.  He has also frequently taught at  Dharma centers in the U.S. Geshe Yeshi teaches in English.

Geshe Yeshi began his studies Drepung Loseling in 1975 and obtained his Geshe Lharampa degree in 1996. Beginning in 1998, he studied at Gyuto Tantric Monastery for seven years, ranking the highest position in his class in 2005. He later served for a year as the chief disciplinarian of Gyuto Tantric Monastery. Geshe Yeshi has studied with many great masters of the 20th Century, especially with the great scholar  Khensur Yeshi Thupten and Gen Nyima Gyaltsen. He is also the nephew of one of the Abbey’s other cherished teachers, Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe.


October 23 @ 8:30 am PDT
October 30 @ 10:30 am PDT
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