Sachen Kunga Nyingpo's
Parting from the Four Attachments
with Geshe Tenzin Namdak

After six months of single-pointed meditation on the embodiment of wisdom Manjushri, the Buddhist master Sachen Kunga Nyingpo received a vision from the bodhisattva, who spoke:

“If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner;

If you are attached to saṃsāra, you have no renunciation;

If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhicitta;

If there is grasping, you do not have the View.”

Geshe Namdak teaches the “Parting from the Four Attachments” as revealed to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo by Manjushri. For Sachen Kungpa Nyingpo, this vision became a source of inspiration and conviction throughout his entire life. This pithy teaching on parting from four persistent attachments condenses the whole path towards realizing enlightenment.

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About the Teacher

Venerable Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in The Netherlands in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so.

Geshe Namdak has received a great number of teachings from His Holiness and many other highly respected teachers and lineage masters, has done many retreats and is an experienced teacher in practical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism, that he teaches with great clarity and a good sense of humour. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide.