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These teachings are a continuation of the The Diamond Cutter Sutra teachings given by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe in April 2023.
The Diamond Cutter Sutra (also known as the Diamond Sutra or the Vajra Cutter Sutra) is a discourse on the Buddhist concept of emptiness or “Wisdom Gone Beyond.” At the request of Demo Rinpoche and Jewel Heart, Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe agreed to teach this important sutra, with translation by Katrina Brooks. In the Diamond Cutter Sutra, the Buddha offers a view of the world that deconstructs our normal categories of experience. He shows us that what we think are real entities in the world are actually our conceptualizations. His insights into dualism and illusion are critical for understanding the ultimate nature of reality. The “diamond” can cut through any obstacle on the road to enlightenment.
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Other Teachings by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe:
- The Three Principles of the Path
- The Rice Seedling Sutra
- The Four Seals of Dharma
- Two Truths: One Reality
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 the first eight chapters of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way.
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