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Mahayana Precepts on Lhabab Düchen (Lord Buddha’s Descent from God Realm of 33)
October 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
About this celebration
Lhabab Duchen is one of the four major Buddhist festivals. It commemorates the Buddha’s Descent from the 33 Heaven after spending a period of time there to teach the Dharma to his mother, Lady Maya. Karma is considered to be multiplied one hundred million times, so it’s a perfect opportunity to accumulate merit.
Is this for me?
This course is suitable for those who have an interest in Buddhist culture and practice.
What can I expect?
We will take the Mahayana Precepts in front of the altar, guided by our Resident Teacher, Geshe Namdak. The Mahayana Precepts are a set of vows within Mahayana Buddhism that help us maintain ethical conduct and develop our minds.
About Geshe Namdak
Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology from Van Hall Larenstein University, The Netherlands. He started studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in 1993 and took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama before engaging in his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy and psychology at Sera Jey Monastic University, South India, in 1997. He completed the entire twenty-year Geshe program at Sera Jey in 2017 and the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College in January 2019, the first Westerner to do so. Currently, he is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches worldwide. Because of his deep interest and background in science, and as a member of Sera Jey’s Education Department, he spoke on and organised various dialogues and conferences on contemporary science and ancient Buddhist contemplative wisdom of the mind and its philosophy.