Study Intensive Led by Lama Kelsang
Tuesdays: October 1, 22, 29; November 5; December 3, 10 (We anticipate the class continuing into 2020 with six additional Tuesday dates, which will be announced later.)
All starting at 7:00pm
Location: Sakya Monastery Library
Registration is limited. Those 13 years old and older are welcomed to register and attend.
Please register: https://conta.cc/2GMXHMU
Suggested donation: $80 for the series, Members; $100 for the series, Non-Members
A PDF copy of the book will be provided to each student.
For centuries, Dharma students have traditionally studied Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend, for it provides a concise and thorough introduction to the entire Buddhist path practice. By examining the Four Noble Truths and the Six Perfections, Nagarjuna describes logically and poetically the internal patterns of experience which leads a person to Buddhahood.
This course is open to all levels of practitioner, teenaged or older. Lama Kelsang only asks that students make a firm commitment to attending class regularly.
Ven. Lama Kelsang was born in 1980. In his early twenties, he entered Sakya College in Dehradhun, India, where he took monastic vows. There, he studied Buddhist philosophy for five years. During those years, he also received empowerments and teachings from H.H Dalai Lama, H.H Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, H.E Luding Khen Rinpoche, H.E Thartse Khenpo, and Khenchen Kunga Wangchok. He next went to Nepal’s Tharlam Monastery and completed a Manjushri retreat for three months. He received the Lamdre from H.H. Jidgal Dachen Dorje Chang in 2007. He was appointed as a tutor to H.E Asanga Rinpoche, a position he held from 2008 until 2012. After 2012, he did a three year retreat. He has completed five times the requisite one-hundred thousand accumulations for the preliminary practices (ngondro) and has also completed the preliminary and main practice of Luminous Great Perfection, and the ritual practices of the Longchen Nyingtik tradition. He has lived at Sakya Monastery since 2017.