The Two Truths | Geshe Tenzin Namdak
June 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
About this teaching
The Buddhist teachings assert that the way reality appears to us does not accord with its true nature. Due to our consciousness being afflicted with a fundamental ignorance that causes us to misperceive the way the self and phenomena exist, we inaccurately and excessively ascribe concreteness and solidity to them. When we subject phenomena to critical analysis, we find that they lack the concreteness they appear to have when apprehended by the ordinary mind.
And yet, this understanding should not cause us to negate the existence of phenomena entirely, in a nihilistic way. There is a conventional reality about which we can make assertions and come to a consensus. In fact, the more we understand the ultimate nature of reality, the more we should be convinced of the causal interconnectedness of the conventional world. In this way, we see that conventional and ultimate reality are mutually dependent.
But why should we care about all of this, anyway? The Buddhist teachings also posit that it is precisely the fact that we are lacking an unmistaken understanding of the way the self and phenomena exist that causes us to experience perpetual cycles of suffering and dissatisfaction. In this context, comprehension of the Two Truths becomes an imperative for our psychological and spiritual development.
Join Geshe Tenzin Namdak as we begin to familiarise ourselves with the essential concept of the Two Truths.
About Geshe Tenzin Namdak
After completing his university studies in Hydrology, Geshe Namdak worked as an environmental researcher in the Netherlands. He began studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute and was eventually ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama before completing the 20-year Geshe degree at Sera Jey monastic university in India, as well as the traditional one-year Vajrayana study program at Gyume Tantric College. He is now Resident Teacher of Jamyang London Buddhist Centre.
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