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Pramanavarttika with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe
August 20 @ 5:00 pm - August 28 @ 5:00 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 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.
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.
A 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 August 20. Teaching begins in the morning of Wednesday, August 21. Course ends with an afternoon session on Wednesday August 28. Departure on Thursday is ok.
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.
This will be an advanced course in Buddhist philosophy.
For more information, write the office or call 509-447-5549.