Two Truths – One Reality with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe
In Buddhism, the true nature of reality is understood to be both relative and absolute. Relative truth refers to how we normally see the world, a place of diverse and distinctive beings and things. Absolute truth allows us to see beyond the relative and understand that no being and nothing can exist separately and inherently.
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.