Past Events 2021

 

 
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
 
NEW GATED ENTRANCE AND FENCE AT LEW CENTER
 

 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021
 
ENTERING THE MIDDLE WAY
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 

 
 

Geshe Tenzin Sherap began teaching the new Sunday class, "Candrakirti's Entering The Middle Way" on August 22, 2021 at 2:00pm.

Candrakirt's 7th century classic was written as a supplement to Nagarjuna's Root of the Middle Way.

This text integrates the central insight of Nagarjuna's thought - the rejection of any metaphysical notion of intrinsic existence- with the well-known Mahayana framework of the ten levels of the bodhisattva.

 

"Illuminating the Intent" is Lama Tsongkaphas's renowned commentary on Chandrakirti's Entering the Middle Way. Composed in 1418, Lama Tsongkapha set forth the meaning of emptiness in the context of bohisattva's ten perfections.

 
Text: "Illumnating the Intent - An Exposition of Candrakirti's Entering the Middle Way". Translated by Thupten Jinpa.The text can be purchased from Wisdom Publication and Amazon
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2021
 
COVID DELTA SLOWS CENTER OPENING
A HYBRID CLASS: ONLINE AND LIMITED ONSITE
 

 

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 01, 2021
Completion of the Second Presentation of
 
FOUR HUNDRED STANZAS OF THE MIDDLE WAY
Geshe Tenzin Sherap
 

   

Geshe Sherap began to teach the 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way on June 07, 2020 and completed all 16 chapters on August 1, 2021. This is Geshela's second presentation of the Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas of Middle Way. Geshela taught the text once before from February 2017 to September 2019. 

Madhyamika is a philosophy of the middle way between two impossible extremes, that of reified or objective existence  and that of total non-existence.

Madhyamika philosophy demonstrates through the use of reasoning that though things do not exist independently and concretely as they seem to do, they neverless exist: their mode of existence is a dependent one.

 

AryaDeva 

Aryadeva, was a disciple of Nagarjuna and author of several important Mahayana Madhyamaka Buddhist texts. 

 
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021
HAPPY SAKA DAWA DUCHEN 
FROM GESHE TENZIN SHERAP
 

 
 
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021
 
HAPPY EARTH DAY
FROM GESHE TENZIN SHERAP

 

 
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021
 
HAPPY LOSAR FROM GESHE TENZIN SHERAP
 

 
 
 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 06, 2021
 
ROOT OF THE MIDDLE WAY
 

 

Geshe Tenzin Sherap will continue with "Chapter 1 - Analysis of Conditions"  on Wednesday, January 06, 2021 of  "The Great Commentary of the Nagarjurna's Root of the Middle Way" by Mabja Jangchub Tsondru.  There are 27 Chapter is this text.

Geshe Tenzin Sherap's  teaching of this text is the third presentation at Land of Enlightened Wisdom which began with "Chapter 1 - Analysis of Conditions"  on Friday, November 06, 2021

 

 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 03, 2021
 
FOUR HUNDRED STANZAS OF THE MIDDLE WAY
     

Geshe Sherap will continue with "Chapter 10 Refuting Misconceptions of the Self" in "Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas", as part of the 2021 Teaching Program. There are 16 Chapters in this text. This is Geshe Sherap's second presentation of this text.

Madhyamika is a philosophy of the middle way between two impossible extremes, that of reified or objective existence  and that of total non-existence.

Madhyamika philosophy demonstrates through the use of reasoning that though things do not exist independently and concretely as they seem to do, they neverless exist: their mode of existence is a dependent one.

 
 
 
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 01, 2021
HAPPY  NEW YEAR'S DAY
A WINTER DAY AT THE CENTER