Tibetan Buddhist philosophy is rooted in ancient Indian Buddhism, flourishing at Nalanda Monastery and other centers of learning. Vigorous debate between Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools forged distinctions, resulting in a range of views and meditations focused on developing the wisdom that understands the true nature of reality.
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe is a highly revered, eminent scholar, known for his ability to carefully convey the depth and breadth of Buddhist wisdom teachings.
Geshe Thabkhe’s teachings, recorded in India and translated by Geshe Yeshe Lhudrup, will be posted weekly over 8 Thursdays listed below. Once registered, we invite you to visit your registrant webpage weekly for each new post, or stream posted recordings later as your schedule permits.
Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe is a genuine contemplative master and a member of the last generation extensively trained in old Tibet. He received his monastic education at Drepung Loseling Monastery and, in 1969, was awarded the Geshe Lharampa, the highest degree of scholarship conferred within the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is Professor Emeritus of Buddhist Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, the only Tibetan university in India. His scholarly work includes a translation of The Essence of Good Explanation of Definitive and Interpretable Meanings (Tib. Lek-Shey Nying-Po) by Tsongkhapa into Hindi, and A Commentary on the Rice Seedlings Sutra (Skt. Salistamba Sutra) by Vasubhandu. He has facilitated numerous other research works, including the complete translation of Lama Tsongkhapa’s The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam Rim Chen Mo), a major project undertaken by The Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center in New Jersey, where he teaches regularly. Jewel Heart has had the honor of hosting Professor Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe for many years. He has given teachings on diverse topics and texts, including Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way.
DATES/TIMES: Thursdays, September 10 – October 29
September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
7:00 – 9:00pm Eastern Time
FEE: $150 Member
Heart Sutra – Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche
The Three Principles of the Path – A Brief Explanation – Transcript by Gelek Rimpoche
Cutting through Appearances – Geshe Lhundrup Sopa
Meditation on Emptiness – Jeffery Hopkins
Introduction to Emptiness – Guy Newland
Appearance and Reality – Guy Newland
Insight into Emptiness – Geshe Jampa Tekchok