Nagarjuna’s Philosophy: Emptiness and the Ultimate Nature of the Mind (Day 10)

tibetan buddhist philosophy

About the Course | Wednesdays, 08 September – 10 November | 19:00 – 20:30
To be liberated from suffering Samsara and achieve Enlightenment, one needs to realise Emptiness. And to get a clear understanding of Emptiness we need to depend on the works of the Indian masters. Arya Nagarjuna was one of the greatest scholars of the ancient Nalanda tradition and his work Fundamental Wisdom is a masterpiece. Lama Tsongkhapa saw this excellent work as very important and realised emptiness through reading commentaries on chapter 18 of this text. Geshe Namdak will teach this inspiring and profound chapter and Nagarjuna’s precious instruction on the nature of the mind, called Praise of the Vajra Mind.

Is this for me?
To attend this course, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy, for example: by having attended Introduction to Buddhism or Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy.

What can I expect?
The second of two in-depth lecture series delivered by Geshe Namdak on one of the most important texts in the Buddhist canon, authored by one of the tradition’s most influential philosophers.

Schedule

SEPTEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

OCTOBER | 19:00 – 20:30

NOVEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Nagarjuna’s Philosophy: Emptiness and the Ultimate Nature of the Mind (Day 9)

tibetan buddhist philosophy

About the Course | Wednesdays, 08 September – 10 November | 19:00 – 20:30
To be liberated from suffering Samsara and achieve Enlightenment, one needs to realise Emptiness. And to get a clear understanding of Emptiness we need to depend on the works of the Indian masters. Arya Nagarjuna was one of the greatest scholars of the ancient Nalanda tradition and his work Fundamental Wisdom is a masterpiece. Lama Tsongkhapa saw this excellent work as very important and realised emptiness through reading commentaries on chapter 18 of this text. Geshe Namdak will teach this inspiring and profound chapter and Nagarjuna’s precious instruction on the nature of the mind, called Praise of the Vajra Mind.

Is this for me?
To attend this course, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy, for example: by having attended Introduction to Buddhism or Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy.

What can I expect?
The second of two in-depth lecture series delivered by Geshe Namdak on one of the most important texts in the Buddhist canon, authored by one of the tradition’s most influential philosophers.

Schedule

SEPTEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

OCTOBER | 19:00 – 20:30

NOVEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Nagarjuna’s Philosophy: Emptiness and the Ultimate Nature of the Mind (Day 8)

tibetan buddhist philosophy

About the Course | Wednesdays, 08 September – 10 November | 19:00 – 20:30
To be liberated from suffering Samsara and achieve Enlightenment, one needs to realise Emptiness. And to get a clear understanding of Emptiness we need to depend on the works of the Indian masters. Arya Nagarjuna was one of the greatest scholars of the ancient Nalanda tradition and his work Fundamental Wisdom is a masterpiece. Lama Tsongkhapa saw this excellent work as very important and realised emptiness through reading commentaries on chapter 18 of this text. Geshe Namdak will teach this inspiring and profound chapter and Nagarjuna’s precious instruction on the nature of the mind, called Praise of the Vajra Mind.

Is this for me?
To attend this course, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy, for example: by having attended Introduction to Buddhism or Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy.

What can I expect?
The second of two in-depth lecture series delivered by Geshe Namdak on one of the most important texts in the Buddhist canon, authored by one of the tradition’s most influential philosophers.

Schedule

SEPTEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

OCTOBER | 19:00 – 20:30

NOVEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Nagarjuna’s Philosophy: Emptiness and the Ultimate Nature of the Mind (Day 7)

tibetan buddhist philosophy

About the Course | Wednesdays, 08 September – 10 November | 19:00 – 20:30
To be liberated from suffering Samsara and achieve Enlightenment, one needs to realise Emptiness. And to get a clear understanding of Emptiness we need to depend on the works of the Indian masters. Arya Nagarjuna was one of the greatest scholars of the ancient Nalanda tradition and his work Fundamental Wisdom is a masterpiece. Lama Tsongkhapa saw this excellent work as very important and realised emptiness through reading commentaries on chapter 18 of this text. Geshe Namdak will teach this inspiring and profound chapter and Nagarjuna’s precious instruction on the nature of the mind, called Praise of the Vajra Mind.

Is this for me?
To attend this course, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy, for example: by having attended Introduction to Buddhism or Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy.

What can I expect?
The second of two in-depth lecture series delivered by Geshe Namdak on one of the most important texts in the Buddhist canon, authored by one of the tradition’s most influential philosophers.

Schedule

SEPTEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

OCTOBER | 19:00 – 20:30

NOVEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Nagarjuna’s Philosophy: Emptiness and the Ultimate Nature of the Mind (Day 6)

tibetan buddhist philosophy

About the Course | Wednesdays, 08 September – 10 November | 19:00 – 20:30
To be liberated from suffering Samsara and achieve Enlightenment, one needs to realise Emptiness. And to get a clear understanding of Emptiness we need to depend on the works of the Indian masters. Arya Nagarjuna was one of the greatest scholars of the ancient Nalanda tradition and his work Fundamental Wisdom is a masterpiece. Lama Tsongkhapa saw this excellent work as very important and realised emptiness through reading commentaries on chapter 18 of this text. Geshe Namdak will teach this inspiring and profound chapter and Nagarjuna’s precious instruction on the nature of the mind, called Praise of the Vajra Mind.

Is this for me?
To attend this course, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy, for example: by having attended Introduction to Buddhism or Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy.

What can I expect?
The second of two in-depth lecture series delivered by Geshe Namdak on one of the most important texts in the Buddhist canon, authored by one of the tradition’s most influential philosophers.

Schedule

SEPTEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

OCTOBER | 19:00 – 20:30

NOVEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Nagarjuna’s Philosophy: Emptiness and the Ultimate Nature of the Mind (Day 5)

tibetan buddhist philosophy

About the Course | Wednesdays, 08 September – 10 November | 19:00 – 20:30
To be liberated from suffering Samsara and achieve Enlightenment, one needs to realise Emptiness. And to get a clear understanding of Emptiness we need to depend on the works of the Indian masters. Arya Nagarjuna was one of the greatest scholars of the ancient Nalanda tradition and his work Fundamental Wisdom is a masterpiece. Lama Tsongkhapa saw this excellent work as very important and realised emptiness through reading commentaries on chapter 18 of this text. Geshe Namdak will teach this inspiring and profound chapter and Nagarjuna’s precious instruction on the nature of the mind, called Praise of the Vajra Mind.

Is this for me?
To attend this course, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy, for example: by having attended Introduction to Buddhism or Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy.

What can I expect?
The second of two in-depth lecture series delivered by Geshe Namdak on one of the most important texts in the Buddhist canon, authored by one of the tradition’s most influential philosophers.

Schedule

SEPTEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

OCTOBER | 19:00 – 20:30

NOVEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Tenets: Weekend 3 (Autonomy School & Consequence School)

About the Course
Jamyang Buddhist Centre London is currently midway through its current cycle of Basic Programme, an in-depth study programme on Buddhist philosophy and practice that has been designed by FPMT. Although registration for full enrolment has closed, we are opening up each subject to Observer students. Observers will be able to watch the teachings via a private YouTube link.

PLEASE NOTE: Recordings of these teachings will not be available, and attendance as an observer student does not count as credit towards course certification.

About this subject
Based on the idea that the Buddha taught different things to different people in line with their capacities, Tibetan scholars systemised the numerous trends in Indian Buddhist thought and taught the four schools of tenets as a means to approach the most profound philosophical teachings by way of gradually more accessible levels. Presentation of Tenets by Venerable Manjushri Chokyi Gyaltsen, the text that is the basis for study of this subject, gives a brief overview of the assertions on minds, objects, selflessness and the nature of attainment within each of the schools, culminating in the tenets of the most highly esteemed school, the Madhyamaka.

Is this for me?
As this course deals with advanced philosophical concepts, students will derive the greatest benefit if they have a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy, for example: by having attended one of the introductory or foundational FPMT programmes, such as Discovering Buddhism.

What can I expect?
A lecture series exploring the philosophical positions on the nature of reality as presented by the various Buddhist schools of thought, delivered masterfully by Geshe Namdak.

Schedule
Timings for each individual session will be confirmed soon.

  • Saturday 2 October | 10:00 – 16:30
  • Sunday 3 October | 10:00 – 15:30

Finish times are provisional. Please allow a degree of flexibility, as teachings may occasionally run over.

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.

How to join
Please register for the event below to receive a private YouTube link which will be used for the whole weekend.

About our generosity model
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Nagarjuna’s Philosophy: Emptiness and the Ultimate Nature of the Mind (Day 4)

tibetan buddhist philosophy

About the Course | Wednesdays, 08 September – 10 November | 19:00 – 20:30
To be liberated from suffering Samsara and achieve Enlightenment, one needs to realise Emptiness. And to get a clear understanding of Emptiness we need to depend on the works of the Indian masters. Arya Nagarjuna was one of the greatest scholars of the ancient Nalanda tradition and his work Fundamental Wisdom is a masterpiece. Lama Tsongkhapa saw this excellent work as very important and realised emptiness through reading commentaries on chapter 18 of this text. Geshe Namdak will teach this inspiring and profound chapter and Nagarjuna’s precious instruction on the nature of the mind, called Praise of the Vajra Mind.

Is this for me?
To attend this course, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy, for example: by having attended Introduction to Buddhism or Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy.

What can I expect?
The second of two in-depth lecture series delivered by Geshe Namdak on one of the most important texts in the Buddhist canon, authored by one of the tradition’s most influential philosophers.

Schedule

SEPTEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

OCTOBER | 19:00 – 20:30

NOVEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Nagarjuna’s Philosophy: Emptiness and the Ultimate Nature of the Mind (Day 3)

tibetan buddhist philosophy

About the Course | Wednesdays, 08 September – 10 November | 19:00 – 20:30
To be liberated from suffering Samsara and achieve Enlightenment, one needs to realise Emptiness. And to get a clear understanding of Emptiness we need to depend on the works of the Indian masters. Arya Nagarjuna was one of the greatest scholars of the ancient Nalanda tradition and his work Fundamental Wisdom is a masterpiece. Lama Tsongkhapa saw this excellent work as very important and realised emptiness through reading commentaries on chapter 18 of this text. Geshe Namdak will teach this inspiring and profound chapter and Nagarjuna’s precious instruction on the nature of the mind, called Praise of the Vajra Mind.

Is this for me?
To attend this course, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy, for example: by having attended Introduction to Buddhism or Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy.

What can I expect?
The second of two in-depth lecture series delivered by Geshe Namdak on one of the most important texts in the Buddhist canon, authored by one of the tradition’s most influential philosophers.

Schedule

SEPTEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

OCTOBER | 19:00 – 20:30

NOVEMBER | 19:00 – 20:30

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend.

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.

Ngöndro: The 9 Preliminary Practices

buddhist practice

About the Teaching
To get the realisations of the path to enlightenment and to prevent obstacles it is important to purify negative karma and accumulate merit. Traditionally, nine preliminaries practices are done for this purpose: prostrations, Vajrasattva, refuge, Lama Tsongkhapa’s migtsema, water bowl and mandala offerings, making tsatsas, Samayavajra, and Dorje Khadro. Geshe Namdak has kindly agreed to give an introduction to these nine preliminary practices, how to structure one’s Lam Rim meditations in the context of the Jorcho, and he will give the oral transmissions of these practices as well.

Is this for me?
To attend this course, one should have a good understanding of the Lam Rim, for example by having completed Discovering Buddhism and/or studying Basic Programme.

What can I expect?
An explanation of the ritual practices undertaking as preliminaries to the Vajrayana path.

Schedule

    Saturday 18 September

  • 10:00 – 11:30 | Session 1
  • 12:00 – 13:00 | Session 2
  • 14:30 – 15:30 | Session 3
    Sunday 19 September

  • 10:00 – 11:30 | Session 4
  • 12:00 – 13:00 | Session 5

About Geshe Namdak
Our Resident Teacher, Geshe Tenzin Namdak, was given full ordination by HH Dalai Lama and completed the twenty-year-long Geshe degree. A Dutch citizen who teaches in English, he’s known for his warm, gentle and inclusive style.

Cost
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds. If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can pay. We want to help find a pricing plan that is workable for your situation.