What is the mind, and how does it come to know reality?
How can we rely on our understanding of reality?
What is the reality of what appears to our consciousness via our senses and our thoughts?
What is the reality of the mind that experiences these things?
This class with Geshe Namdak is for those who already have some basic knowledge of the Buddhist presentation of consciousness. It will enable us to explore these questions about mind and reality.
Venerable Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in hydrology. He began studying Buddhism at Maitreya Institute in The Netherlands 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, being the first westerner to do so.
He has received many teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other highly respected teachers and lineage masters, has undertaken many retreats and is an experienced teacher of practical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism. He is the resident teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, and teaches at other centres in Europe and India.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then send you the Zoom link and the bank details so you may make a voluntary donation towards an offering to Geshe Namdak and Jamyang London Centre where he is based, to help cover their overheads during this challenging period.
Geshe Namdak has taught previously at our groups in the South West: check out the recordings here. You can also find more n Youtube.