Events and Courses: Prof. Guy Newland: If All is Empty, What Matters?

Professor Newland will provide an introduction and explanation of what “emptiness” does (and doesn’t) mean in the Dalai Lama’s system of Tibetan Buddhism. He will explore such questions as: Why does anything matter if it’s all empty? How can empty things work? How can empty persons do anything? And why should they? How would an…
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Web Page: About Professor Guy Newland

Guy Newland is Professor of Religion at Central Michigan University, where he has taught since 1988. He has authored, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism, including the three-volume translation of The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment and Introduction to Emptiness. He lives in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. For more about…
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Events and Courses: Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe: The Diamond Cutter Sutra

Tuesdays April 4, 11, 18 and 25Fridays April 7, 14, 21 and 28Watch Live. Stream Later. Other Teachings by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe: For questions please contact [email protected] Join / Donate

Events and Courses: 2022 Je Tsongkhapa Day Lama Chopa & Tsoh

Ganden Ngam Chu, also known as Je Tsongkhapa Day, is the annual commemoration of the life and enlightening activities of Je Tsongkhapa, the 14th century founder of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, with offerings of practice and the lighting of thousands of butter lamps. While falling on Sunday, December 18 this year, we will…
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Events and Courses: Robert A. F. Thurman – The Buddhist Scientific Centrist View (2023)

The Buddhist Inner Science Centrist View of Nagarjuna, as interpreted by Buddhapalita and further clarified by Je Tsongkhapa, states that the ultimate truth, emptiness, is totally compatible with conventional reality: nothing exists intrinsically from its own side, yet is in perfect harmony with the conventional truth, that everything is dependently originated. This undermines the root…
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Events and Courses: Meditation Technology

Senior Instructors Hartmut Sagolla and Supa Corner offer monthly online guided meditation, instruction and discussion sessions on various topics. Watch Live. Stream Later. With so many meditation topics available, knowing how to begin a personal daily practice can be confusing. Sessions 4 – 12 present the Foundation of All Perfections, the stages of the spiritual path from…
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Events and Courses: Glenn Mullin – Living Enlightenment: Guidelines From Five of the Greatest Dalai Lamas (2023)

In this series of talks, Glenn Mullin will offer important highlights from the lives and teachings of five of the greatest of the early Dalai Lamas, drawing from the life stories and mystical songs and poems of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th Dalai Lamas. Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 2023…
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Events and Courses: Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe – 8 Special Features of the Middle Way Consequence View (2022)

The views of the Middle Way Consequence School on the ultimate reality are held by all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. There are eight uncommon features that distinguish this school from all the other Buddhist philosophical schools that first emerged in India and whose writings have been vigorously debated in Tibet ever since. Focusing on them draws…
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Events and Courses: Guy Newland: Kindness, Clarity and Insight

In Thailand, Tibet and Taiwan–throughout the world–Buddhist practice means training the mind in ethics, in concentration, and in wisdom. We will use this framework to introduce Buddhist teachings as a practical guide to a calmer and more caring way of life. Kindness, clarity, and insight –– a curious sequence of words. What lies behind them…
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Events and Courses: 37 Bodhisattva Practices – Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe (2022)

Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe will present three evening sessions on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (laklen sodunma) — a practical guide for anyone aspiring to follow the path of great compassion, leading to full enlightenment. Geshe Thabkhe will be teaching live from Texas. Click for a brief video introduction announcing the program by…
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