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Working with Afflictive Minds: the First Steps with Geshe Dadul Namgyal

June 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Working with Afflictive Minds: the First Steps
with Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal)

Saturday, June 17

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time

Teachings streamed live to YouTube.

Abbess teaches.

Buddhism identifies afflictive mental states as the true cause of our unhappiness, and teaches methods to challenge and eventually overcome them.

What are afflictive mental states? Experiences like craving, hatred, jealousy, arrogance, resentment, distorted thoughts, wrong presumptions … the list is long. By studying what they are and how they afflict us, we are motivated to learn how to overcome them.

The first step is identifying them in ourselves and owning them, and then seeing their destructive nature and cultivating a stance of caution against them. Next, we learn how they are generated in us, and, finally, acquaint ourselves with the variety of antidotes and how to apply them accordingly.

Join Geshe Tenzin Chodrak in a day-long course to begin to learn the basics, to be followed by deeper exploration of the topic in two subsequent weekends, July 28-30 and August 18-20.

Join in however you are able. Attendance at all three sessions is not required.

All Abbey Dharma programs are offered freely, and your offering is welcomed. Make an offering here.


Slides in PDF

Registration information

You must register to visit.

If you have any of these symptoms, please re-schedule your visit: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Attend online: No registration needed. Teachings will be streamed live on YouTube (and posted immediately). Meditations and discussions are in-person only.


  Saturday June 17
8:30 am Arrive (by 8:45 am)
9 – 10:30 am Teaching with Geshe-la
11:00-11:35 am Meditation (in-person only)
11:45-1:30 pm Lunch and clean up
2 – 3:30 pm Teaching with Geshe-la
4 -5 pm Q&A/Discussion (in-person only)

More about the teacher

Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal) began his Buddhist studies at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala, and completed it with the prestigious Geshe Lharampa Degree at Drepung Loseling Monastic University, South India. He also holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

From 2010 until recently, he served as Senior Resident Teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta and was Senior Translator/Interpreter with the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-based Ethics at Emory University, Atlanta.

Sravasti Abbey is delighted that Geshe-la is now a resident teacher, bringing his abundant knowledge, compassion, and humility and wisdom to his teachings. Read more.


June 17, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
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