The three principal aspects of the path are renunciation (the determination to be free), bodhicitta, and wisdom (specifically the wisdom realizing emptiness). These may seem like lofty topics reserved for philosophers and scholars. But when we rephrase these terms, it is evident that they are the heart essence of a delightful and tranquil life:
Renunciation — The determination to be free of unsatisfactory conditions.
Bodhicitta — The goal of attaining enlightenment in order to benefit all beings.
Emptiness — Nothing exists in the way it appears; nothing has inherent existence.
Over the course of four weekend sessions, Geshe Tenley will thoroughly explain this succinct text that brilliantly presents the entire Buddhist path. We will learn how relevant and practical these teachings are for us as a guide to living well.
This year is the 600th anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), an eloquent philosopher who was instrumental in the development and flourishing of Buddhism in Tibet. Please join us for these auspicious occasions as Geshe Tenley shares the wisdom and insights of Tsongkhapa’s teachings.
About the Teacher
Geshe Tenley is the Resident Teacher at Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies in Boston. He was ordained by the late Gyume Khensur Geshe Urgyen Tseten Rinpoche in 1990 and began the program of studies to become a geshe at Sera Jey Monastic University. During the course of his studies, he has received many teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as many other highly qualified masters. In 1998, he received his full ordination (gelong) vows from His Holiness and received his geshe degree in 2008. He began teaching at Kurukulla Center in 2009 and was appointed the Resident Teacher by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2010. Geshe Tenley is well-known for his approachability and kindheartedness. His extensive activities in the US and around the world bring great joy and benefit to everyone he meets.