Aryadeva’s 400 Stanza on the Middle Way, with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe
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Aryadeva, along with his spiritual master Nagarjuna, is credited with founding the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhism, and his Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way is a fundamental text of Mahayana philosophy.
Renowned scholar and teacher Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe will teach the first four chapters, which address the four distortions — four ways in which, through ignorance, we misconceive reality. The Abbey is honored to welcome Geshe Thabkhe to teach this profound text, with translation by well-known scholar Joshua Cutler.
Regarded as one of the most eminent scholars of both the Madhyamaka tradition and the Indian Buddhist studies, Geshe Thabkhe was born in 1930 in Tibet and became a monk at 13. After escaping to India, he earned the Geshe Lharampa degree at Drepung Loseling Monastery, and he currently teaches at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in India.
Geshe Thabkhe was a chief adviser on the translation of Lama Tsong-kha-pa’s “The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim Chen Mo),” a major project undertaken by the Tibetan Buddhist Center in New Jersey, through whose generosity he visits the Abbey this year.
Retreatants should arrive by 5:00 p.m. on Monday and stay through lunch on the following Monday. Commuters also welcomed.
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