Join us for a special series of teachings from Geshe Soepa from Sera Jey Monastery, on some of the most positive aspects of Buddhist philosophy! On Friday evening, Geshe-la will teach on how to develop joyful effort. On Saturday and Sunday, Geshe Soepa will teach on Nagarjuna’s In Praise of Dharmadhatu, a celebration of Buddha-nature.
How Do We Develop Joyful Effort?
Friday 2/21, 7–9pm
Uncovering Your Innate Potential
Saturday 2/22, 10am–5pm and Sunday 2/23, 10am–4pm
Join us for a weekend teaching from Geshe Soepa, as he explains the most important points of Nagarjuna’s In Praise of Dharmadhatu.
All living beings have dharmadhatu, the clear light or primordial pure mind. Often described as Buddha-nature, it is beginningless and endless, representing the potential that is in each of us for developing limitless positive qualities. And yet, this potential is obscured by afflictions like ignorance, greed, or hatred. If we don’t recognize this mind, we remain in samsara, but if we can recognize it, we can become enlightened. How do we uncover and awaken this mind?
Geshe Soepa will teach from Nagarjuna’s In Praise of Dharmadhatu on this important question. Geshe-la received the oral transmission of this precious text and commentary from the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He will be generously sharing selections of the oral transmission as part of his teaching. This is a special opportunity to receive genuine Dharma teachings from an unbroken lineage!
Nagarjuna (150–250 C.E.) was a Buddhist scholar, professor, doctor, and alchemist. He is renowned for his innovative presentation of Buddhist philosophy, and is specially acclaimed for his teachings on metaphysics. A founder of the Madhyamika (Middle Way) school, he also developed the profound Perfection of Wisdom philosophy. Unparalleled in clarity, concision, and depth, Nagarjuna’s works are infinitely faceted jewels of Buddhism.
About the Teacher
Geshe Thubten Soepa took his Lharampa geshe degree at Sera Je Monastic University in 1997. After three years as resident teacher at Dzongkha Chode monastery, Lama Zopa Rinpoche invited Geshe-la to be the resident geshe of Aryatara Institut in Munich, Germany, where he taught for ten years. Geshe-la has traveled extensively in Europe and the United States, and teaches at many FPMT centers around the world. He is respected for his teachings on cherishing animals and is well known for his advocacy of animal rights and for leading a vegetarian life. Geshe-la’s book, Protecting the Lives of Helpless Beings, presents a detailed discussion in support of vegetarianism and animal welfare. You can order the e-book from the LYWA, and read more teachings by Geshe Soepa on TeachingsFromTibet.com.