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Online: Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe on Kamalashila
March 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation – the Middle Section
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teaches this classical text
9:00-11:00 am Pacific Time
streamed on YouTube Live
supported by Deer Park Monastery’s resident interpreter Katrina Brooks
Find the live-streamed and archived teachings on Sravasti Abbey’s YouTube channel.
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe is one of the most respected emeritus scholars of Drepung Loseling Monastery. We are privileged to hear such an accomplished master teach Master Kamalashila’s instructions on the paths of meditation that lead to the fully awakened state of buddhahood.
Said to be a favorite text of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, this “Middle Section” of Kamalashila’s Stages of Meditation covers such topics as the nature of mind, how to develop compassion and loving-kindness, calm abiding, wisdom, and how to establish a union of calm abiding and special insight.
His Holiness notes, “This text can be like a key that opens the door to all other major Buddhist scriptures.”
We will use the Tibet House translation of the text. Download the pdf. You may also want to consult the commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Stages of Meditation, Shambhala Publications.
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Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teaches weekly on Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 am Pacific Time, broadcast on YouTube Live.
Download PDF of recitations before and after teaching.
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 his full biography.
Katrina Brooks, interpreter, has 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.