Praise to Great Compassion
April 16 @ 2:45 pm - April 20 @ 12:00 pm PDT
Geshe Yeshi Lhundup on
Chandrakirti’s Supplement to the Middle Way
Geshe Yeshi Lhundup’s short visit offers a rare opportunity for students of Buddhist philosophy and lovers of the teachings on Great Compassion and the Middle Way. This teaching is suitable for students who have a grounding in the stages of the path. The course 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.
Geshe la will begin his Abbey teachings with the often-quoted praise that opens the text:
The hearers and solitary realizers arise from the excellent sages (Buddhas);
The excellent sages are born from bodhisattvas;
The compassionate mind and the non-dual awareness,
As well the awakening mind—these are the causes of bodhisattvas.
Compassion alone is seen as the seed
Of a Conqueror’s rich harvest, as water that nourishes it,
And as the ripened fruit that is the source of long enjoyment,
Therefore, at the start I praise compassion.
Tuesday 2:45 pm
Weds-Sat 9:00 am
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.
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