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2017 Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way

Third-century Mahayana Buddhist Master Aryadeva composed Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way, a fundamental work on Mahayana Buddhist philosophy that illuminates how to rely on positive actions, overcome disturbing emotions and understand the nature of ultimate reality.

Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe presents these teachings based on the commentary by Gyeltsap, one of Je Tsongkhapa’s two most influential disciples. The commentary is arguably the most complete and important of the Tibetan commentaries on the Four Hundred Stanzas. Engaging and insightful translation for the video sessions is provided by Joshua Cutler.

Course registrants have access to a dedicated Webpage that hosts the video recordings of the sessions. Geshe Rinpoche’s earlier teachings on the first four chapters of Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas are also available on the site.

Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe's gifts were recognized early in life. A genuine contemplative master and member of the last generation extensively trained in old Tibet, he is a Professor of Mool Shastra (Nalanda Tradition of Buddhist Philosophy) at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, the only Tibetan university in India. He is regarded as one of the most eminent scholars of both the Madhyamaka tradition and Indian Buddhist studies. As one of the greatest learned scholars of Drepung Loseling Monastery, he facilitated completion of numerous research works, including a complete translation of Lama Tsongkhapa's Lam Rim Chen Mo, or Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.

Fee: $55

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September 8 – 24, 2017

Friday, September 8, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday, September 9, 10:00am – 12:00pm & 2:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday, September 10, 2:00– 5:00pm
Monday - Wednesday, September 11 - 13, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Friday, September 15, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday, September 16, 10:00am – 12:00pm & 2:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Monday – Tuesday, September 18 – 19, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Friday, September 22, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday, September 23, 10:00am – 12:00pm & 2:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday, September 24, 2:00– 5:000pm