september, 2022

24sep11:0016:30UtvaldaVirtuell händelseGeshe Namdak Online: The Swift Path to the Pure Land of SukhavatiA clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

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(Lördag) 11:00 - 16:30

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About this teaching
Being reborn in pure lands gives profound opportunities for one’s development on the Bodhisattvayana paths and once born there, enlightenment is guaranteed. Many Buddhist traditions explain practices to be reborn in these pure lands and state that Sukhavati, the pure land of Amitabha, is the most common and the easiest one to be reborn in. Great masters of the various traditions in Tibet also composed various prayers and commentaries on these practices. Geshe Namdak has kindly agreed to explain the ones composed by Lama Tsong Khapa and Panchen Lama Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen which he also translated on the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Is this for me?
This teaching is for all those who would like to understand the concept of the pure land according to the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Attendees will benefit from having some background knowledge of Buddhism, and in particular Mahayana Buddhism.

What can I expect?
A teaching on a fascinating aspect of the Mahayana tradition.

About the Teacher
Our courses and classes on Buddhist philosophy and practice rely on a skilled teacher to bring them to life. We’re extremely fortunate to have a supremely qualified Resident Teacher to do just that. After completing his university studies in Hydrology, Geshe Namdak worked as an environmental researcher in the Netherlands. He began studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute and was eventually ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama before completing the 20-year Geshe degree at Sera Jey monastic university in India, as well as the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College. Few people can combine this extensive Buddhist education with a rigorous scientific training. The result is Geshe Namdak’s unique teaching style, which is at once incisive, clear, warm and humorous.

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  • Geshe Tenzin Namdak

    Geshe Tenzin Namdak

    Venerable Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher after graduating in hydrology. He then started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in The Netherlands in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997.
    He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 followed by the traditional one-year Vajrayana study programme at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so.
    He has received a great number of teachings from His Holiness Dalai Lama and many other highly respected teachers and lineage masters, has done many retreats and is an experienced teacher in practical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism that he teaches with great clarity and a good sense of humour.

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