Dependent Origination with Geshe Ngawang Dakpa

Saturday Jan 8th, 10am - 12noon PST

Saturday, Jan 8th, 2022
10:00am – 12:00pm PST

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“First Saturdays” with Geshe Ngawang Dakpa will normally be scheduled monthly on the first Saturday of the month. (Due to the timing of the New Year, this first class of 2022 is scheduled for the second Saturday!) The February class and monthly classes thereafter, will take place on the first Saturday.

​​Join us in collaboration with Tse Chen Ling, as their longtime resident teacher, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, shares his wisdom and insight on the most profound topic of dependent origination.

Ven. Stephen Carlier will provide English interpretation of Geshe Dakpa’s teaching, and the class will be hosted by Stephen Butler. This class is a collaboration between Land of Medicine Buddha and our sister center, Tse Chen Ling.

ABOUT GESHE NGAWANG DAKPA

Geshe Ngawang Dakpa served as a resident teacher at Tse Chen Ling. He was born in Nakchu, northeast of Lhasa, Tibet and became a monk at the age of ten. At the local monastery of Othok he studied both Dharma and secular subjects extensively before entering Sera Je Monastery eleven years later. He fled Tibet in 1959. Upon his arrival in India, Geshe-la not only continued his monastic studies, but also spent three years at the Sanskrit University in Varanasi, earning an MA with honors. Invited by the Queen of Sikkim, he taught at the University of Sikkim for nearly 20 years before returning to Sera monastery in South India and obtaining his Geshe degree. Additionally, Geshe-la taught in Taiwan before arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1999.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR – VEN. STEVEN CARLIER

Venerable Steve Carlier resides at Land of Medicine Buddha, teaching the Basic Program. He has been studying Buddhism since 1977 and was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa in 1979, then receiving full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at Nalanda Monastery in France, and from 1993 to 2004 was one of only a handful of Westerners who have followed the Nalanda (India) tradition of studies at Sera Monastery in India. He has interpreted for several of the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Date(s): Saturday Jan 8th, 10am - 12noon PST
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Dependent origination, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Ven. Steve Carlier
Type of event: special event
Number of sessions: 1 class (more "First Saturdays" to be announced soon)
Level: All are welcome
Participation: All are welcome
Location: Online Via Zoom
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