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

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

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

Saturday, June 17

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time

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 Dadul Namgyal 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.

Registration information

To attend in person and stay no more than two nights, please follow these Covid requirements:

  1. Registration is requred,
  2. Take a Covid rapid test on the morning you arrive and send a photo of the negative result to the Care Team. Masking is not required, but please feel free to wear one if you wish.
  3. If you have been exposed to Covid or have symptoms of any illness, please delay your visit.
  4. Go here to read Covid symptoms and learn more about our policy, including for stays longer than two nights.

More about the teacher

Geshe 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 Geshela is now a resident teacher, He bringing his abundant knowledge, compassion, and humility and wisdom to his teachings. Read more.


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