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 will present 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.

Offered online via Webinar from Jewel Heart Ann Arbor, course registrants can also participate onsite at various Jewel Heart Chapters and Study Groups. Check local JH groups for participating chapters and study groups.

Course registrants have access to a dedicated Webpage that will host the webinar registration link. Video recordings of the sessions will be posted on the site. Geshe Rinpoche’s earlier teachings on the first four chapters of Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas will also be on the site. Access is available through a personal login on the Jewel Heart website. Details provided upon registration.

See below for teachings by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe given at Jewel Heart Ann Arbor on the first chapter of Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way.

Session: 101:10

Session: 126:21

Session: 176:19

Session: 126:10

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.

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

Cost:
Sliding Scale - $150 - $200

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