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Online: Pramanavarttika with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe
October 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - October 11, 2020 @ 8:30 pm PDT
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe teaches daily, 6:30-8:30 pm Pacific Time
supported by Deer Park Monastery’s resident interpreter Katrina Brooks
Course will be offered over Zoom Webinar. Use this form to register.
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.
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.
Katrina Brooks, interpreter, has a master’s degree in Religious Studies from University of Chicago. She continued Tibetan language studies at Rangjung Yeshe institute in Nepal, and with Geshe Lharampa Yangsi Rinpoche, founder and president of Maitripa College. Katrina is the resident translator at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Wisconsin where she interprets weekly teachings by the two resident teachers—Geshe Tenzin Dorjee and Geshe Tenzin Sherab—as well as visiting teachers, including the current Ganden Tripa Rinpoche, Lobsang Tenzin.
For more information about the course, write the office or call 509-447-5549.