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7:00pm Study Intensive: Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend
February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Led by Lama Kelsang
Tuesday, February 25
Time: 7:00 pm
Suggested donation: $80 for the series, Members; $100 for the series, Non-Members
Registration is limited. Those 13 years old and older are welcomed to register and attend.
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. Please join Lama Kelsang for this weekly Study intensive.
This course is open to all levels of practitioner, age 13 and older. Lama Kelsang only asks that students make a firm commitment to attending class regularly.
A PDF copy of the book will be provided to each student.
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.