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Four Seals | Two-Days Buddhist Course with Geshe Graham

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Geshe Graham: Four Seals
SAT & SUN | 9-10 MAY | 10:00 - 16:00

A very rare, almost unique opportunity to study reasoning with this stainless English Geshe from Sheffield.


/ABOUT

While love fills the sails and speeds our boat on our way to full awakening, we need wisdom to set the course, steering us out of confusion and onwards to our highest mental evolution.

A Four Seals course is a chance to reflect on the insights that we need overcome our negative tendencies and navigate that passage to freedom. Those insights here are into four principles, called the four seals:

  1. All compounded things are impermanent.

  2. All contaminated phenomena are suffering.

  3. All phenomena are empty and selfless.

  4. Nirvana is peace.

Just like a king's seal on a document, the presence of these four seals guarantees a document or a teaching's authenticity as an expression of Buddhist views, the Buddhist route out of suffering.

A Buddhist is someone who has faith in the Buddha's Way and goes for refuge to the Three Jewels. A holder of Buddhist tenets on the other hand is someone who has cultivated a sounder understanding, arrived at through reasoning, of what Buddha actually taught, and is at least knowledgeable about these four seals.

Geshe Tenzin Losel (Graham Woodhouse), will lead discussion and familiarization on these four principles of Buddhist philosophy based on his own translation of a text by Gen Lamrimpa Ngawang Puntsok,
A Glowing Light of Scripture and Reasoning, Lamp Illuminating the Essentials of the Four Seals that Authenticate the View. Electronic copies of the book are available as a free download via the following link. Some printed copies should be available on the weekend of the teaching.


More event with Geshe Graham at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre

- Climate Crisis & Buddhism 7 MAY | 19:00 - 20:30


/TEACHER

Geshe Graham received full ordination as a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan tradition from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1994. He studied for seventeen years at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala and received his geshe degree from Drepung Loseling Monastery in 2006.
He engages his students with warmth, wit and quiet dry humour.

"I was drawn to Buddhism when I learned about emptiness, love and the mind’s brilliant potential from Tibetan teachers sent to the UK by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche."

  • Studied English at university and taught it in Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan and Saudi Arabia.
  • Studied Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in
  • Dharamsala, India, from 1990 to 2009.
  • Full ordination: 1994, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  • Geshe degree: Drepung Loseling Monastery 2006.
  • Recent Publications: Translated/assisted in the preparation of Tibetan language teacher training textbooks at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics.
  • Annotated translations of Je Tsongkhapa’s short text on the getsul vows and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s on the gelong vows.
  • Editor and translator of the commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Praise for Dependent Relativity by Lobsang Gyatso, founder and principal of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics.
  • Annotated translation: A Glowing Light of Scripture and Reasoning, Lamp Illuminating the Essentials of the Four Seals that Authenticate the View by Gen Lamrimpa Ngawang Phuntsok. (2019).
  • Translation: A Mirror Making All Things Clear, A Presentation of Signs and Reasonings by Geshe Tsultrim Namgyel. (2019)


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