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“First Saturdays Teachings with Geshe Ngawang Dakpa” will normally be scheduled monthly on the first Saturday of the month.
Join us in collaboration with Tse Chen Ling, as their longtime resident teacher, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, shares his wisdom and insight on a series of topics beneficial to our minds and our practice. Geshe-la will choose topics as the series progresses, and they’ll be posted here and announced in our eNews and social media. We’re grateful to have a scholar of Geshe Dakpa’s renown offer these teachings to our community!
Explanation of Kriya Tantra Practice
Join us as Tse Chen Ling’s longtime resident teacher, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, gives a brief explanation of the principles of Kriya Tantra (“Action” Tantra) practice. Geshe-la will be giving this explanation on the basis of the 1000-arm Avalokiteshvara sadhana found in the nyung nä practice. On the basis of this practice, composed by the Seventh Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso, Geshe Dakpa will be giving practical advice on how to proceed through the practices of Kriya Tantra practices. Although based on the 1000-arm Avalokiteshvara practice, Geshe-la’s explanation can be applied to all Kriya Tantra practices and will be based on the instructions found on Je Tsongkhapa’s Great Treatise of the Stages of the Path of Secret Mantra.
Please note: in order to attend and listen to the recordings of this teaching, the minimum prerequisite is that one must have taken an empowerment in the class of Kriya Tantra (Tathagata lineage).
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 May 7, 10am - 12noon PST|
|Times:||10:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Ven. Steve Carlier|
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|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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