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Pramanavarttika with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - October 10 @ 3:00 pm PDT

Join the Sravasti community for exclusive live-streamed teachings by eminent Tibetan scholar Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe on Chapter 2 of Dharmakirti’s Pramanavarttika, with Joshua Cutler as his English interpreter.

We rejoice that esteemed scholar Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe continues 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 and 2019.

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.

dana offering and registration form are requested to reserve your place for the retreat. Teachings will be live-streamed from the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center in New Jersey. Geshe Rinpoche’s longtime student, Joshua Cutler, is his English interpreter. Participants at the Abbey will benefit from the Abbey’s retreat environment as well as the daily meditations, group discussions, and Q&A with Ven. Thubten Chodron on the teaching topics.

Arrive by 4 pm on Tuesday, October 6, Teaching begins in the morning of Wednesday, October 7. Course ends with an afternoon session on Wednesday, October 14. Departure on Wednesday evening or Thursday is fine.

Commuters are welcomed; partial attendance is possible, but we strongly recommend you come for the whole course. Call the Abbey, 509-447-5549, for the daily schedule.

Read all about Visiting the Abbey, including Getting Here, and Visiting Guidelines.

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


October 1 @ 4:00 pm PDT
October 10 @ 3:00 pm PDT
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