THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS

TEACHINGS WITH GESHE LOBSANG KHEDUP

SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 10 and 17, from 6-8pm

The heart of the Dharma, the Buddhist path, is embodied in the first teaching of the Buddha: The Four Noble Truths. At once the most elementary and the most advanced of teachings, the Four Noble Truths are the brightest lamp revealing our current condition, how to be free of all suffering, and how to free all sentient beings from suffering. No teaching is more advanced than this.

If we think we understand the Four Noble Truths, think again! If we did, we would have achieved enlightenment already. These are the realizations by which the Buddha gained enlightenment. Applying ourselves sincerely to this first teaching of the Buddha, we are following directly in his footsteps.

Join us for a very rare opportunity to study the Four Noble Truths in depth with Geshe Lobsang Khedup of Sera Jey Monastic University. Geshe-la has compassionately agreed to teach us over a period of several months beginning with these two sessions on the Four Noble Truths. Such an extended visit is an extremely rare opportunity to work closely with a master. We rejoice with gratitude in this good fortune! Please join us!

DATES AND TIMES

The Four Noble Truths: Saturday, November 10 and 17, from 6-8 pm.

Series 2 will begin on December 1. Geshe-la will choose an appropriate text after working with us at the first two sessions.

REGISTRATION

The first two teachings are being offered with open donation. Please register below. You may also register at the door.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Never before have we had the opportunity to receive consistent, ongoing, in-depth teachings with a master for such an extended period. This is amazing!

With open hearts we would love to share the Dharma through these unique teachings with very low or no event fees. However, this special program entails significant expense, and we will need your financial support in order to achieve that goal. The budget below outlines the costs. Keeping in mind its rarity and exceptional benefits for infinite beings, this visit is in fact priceless.

Your financial support is deeply appreciated and makes events such as this possible. We sincerely hope that you will support and enable these teachings for everyone by becoming a sponsor. All donations are tax deductible.

Contributing to this program is a unique way to generate positive energy even if you are unable to attend. Checks are made payable to Shantideva Center and can be sent to Shantideva Center, 432 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215. Credit card donations can be made through the donation link below.

SPONSOR HERE

With heartfelt appreciation for your generous support of the Dharma and Shantideva Center for the benefit of each and every sentient being.

Budget for Teachings With Geshe Khedup (November 2018–March 2019)

Teacher offerings: $2,268

Teacher travel: $1,764

Translator Offerings: $1,890

Offerings to Sera Jey Buddhist Cultural Center: $525

Total: $6,447

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Geshe Lobsang Khedup was born in Tawang, in the northeast of the state of Arunchal Pradesh, India. In 1987 he received formal admission to continue his studies at Sera Jey Monastic University where he completed 3 years of dus-ra (elementary Buddhist logic), 7 years of Pharchin (Paramita/Treasure of Knowledge), 4 years of Uma (Madhyamika/Middle Way), 4 years of Dulwa (Vinaya/Monastic Ethics), 4 years of Zod (Abhidharma/Phenomenology), and 2 years of debate. He earned the title of Geshe Tsokhram in Buddhist Philosophy in February, 2007. Later he studied several Tantra courses in Gyudmed Tantric Monastery. Geshe-la was a resident teacher at the Jamyang Choekhorling Monastery in Tawang and at the Khamlungpa and Bengungyal Centers of FPMT Mexico, 2011–14. He was then the disciplinary monk (teacher) at Sera Je Monastic University before being sent to the New York Tibetan community, resident at Sera Jey Buddhist Cultural Center.