Commentary on The Special Insight Section of the Middle Length Lam Rim

with Geshe Ngawang Dakpa


Tse Chen Ling’s longtime resident teacher will give a commentary on The Special Insight Section of the Middle Length Lam Rim composed by Je Tsongkhapa Lobsang Drakpa (1357-1419). This text presents in lucid detail Tsongkhapa’s presentation of the philosophy of the Middle Way, the pinnacle of the Buddhist view of reality.

Ven. Stephen Carlier will provide English interpretation, and class will be hosted by Stephen Butler. 
In consultation with Ven. Steve, we will be using the translation by Jeffrey Hopkins found in the book Tsong-kha-pa’s Final Exposition of Wisdom:

Ordained sangha are always welcome free of charge.

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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 Varansi, 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.

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