Geshe Jampal Study Group – Collected Topics Course
Online Study group with Ven. Geshe Jampal from Palden Sed Gyued Monastery
About the course:
In order to pursue the study of major Buddhist philosophical treatises thoroughly, it is paramount to first go through the study of collected topics, the study of logical reasoning, the study of tenets, and the study of grounds and paths. If one directly touches the study the great treatises without going through these basic studies, it will be hard to study and understand the great treatises.
Regarding the Study of Collected Topics, it is usually considered as the key to the study of the five major Buddhist treatises, namely, Prajnaparamita, Madhyamikavatara, Pramanavartika, Abhidharmakosha, and Vinaya. It is also the abridged text of the five major treatises containing topics from all of them; hence, it is called the Study of Collected Topics.
Studying the Collected Topics helps a student to sharpen his/her wisdom, gain wisdom into the great treatises, and helps to make the study of five major treatises easier and more understandable.
Usually there are many texts on collected topics written by different Tibetan masters. Some are very extensive, and some are short. The collected topic text we study here is a shorter one which was composed by Master Jamphel Trinley Yonten Gyaltsen, a great scholar of Drepung Loseling Monastery. This text is perfect to start with : it is easy to study and understand.
About the teacher:
Geshe Jampal was born in Tibet in 1961. Until 1982 he stayed close to his family, attending elementary school and then helping his parents. The following year he received his novice vows from Eminent Jampa Rinpoche and was admitted to Dhakgon Monastery in Tibet. He left Tibet in 1985 to persue his studies in India and enrolled at Drepung Loseling University (South India). He received his Gelong vows from H.H. the Dalai Lama in 1986 and continued his studies for 17 years. In 2002 he was awarded the title of Geshe. In the same year, under the guidance of the Dalai Lama, he was sent to Palden Sed Gyued Monastery in Salugara (West Bengal, India) to teach Tibetan Buddhist dialectics. He is still in charge of this teaching today.
- Duration: starts on Sunday January 8th, 2023 & ends on sunday June 25th, 2023.
- Date: every Sunday from 10-12am CET.
- Language: Tibetan with English translation.
- Location: online via video conference.
- Recordings: will be available for all registered participants.
- Price: € 10 per teaching = € 250 in total.
- Payment facilities: € 225 for full one-time payment upon registration (10% discount) OR € 50 at registration and 5 monthly payments of € 40.
REGISTRATION: to join the study group, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with name, family name, email address, address, birth date, phone number and your payment option.