Geshe Thubten Soepa returns to New York City on his North American tour and will teach the foundational Tibetan Buddhist topics of the Four Noble Truths, the Eight Worldly Dharmas, and the Six Perfections.
Drawing from his vast knowledge of the sutras, Geshe Soepa will share insights to help us understand the suffering in our lives, as well as methods for us to transcend it and find lasting happiness. In a world of instant gratification and sensory overload, Geshe Soepa will help us understand the difference between enjoying samsaric pleasure and grasping at it, and how to make the space to find greater peace and freedom.
Geshe Soepa will also offer a teaching on the six perfections on the path to Buddhahood: the practice of generosity, ethics, patience, joyful effort, concentration, and wisdom – which allow us to reach enlightenment in order to benefit ourselves and all sentient beings.
22 West 15th Street, NYC 10011
The Four Noble Truths
Public Talk: Friday, October 12, 7pm-9pm
The Eight Worldly Dharmas
Saturday, October 13, 10am-12:30pm; 1:30pm-4pm
The Six Perfections
Sunday, October 14, 10am-12pm
Suggested Donation: $80 for entire retreat (includes materials and a light lunch on Saturday); $20 for Friday evening public talk or individual sessions. You may make a donation at the door or via on-line, but please register on-line.
Registration: To register please click here.
About the Teacher:
Geshe Thubten Soepa was born in Zanskar, India in 1955. At the age of fourteen he entered the monastery of Dromo Geshe Rinpoche in Kalimpong and at 19,he was sent to Sera Je monastery in South India. He studied for 21 years at Sera Jey monastery, where he passed the highest level of examinations for his Lharampa Geshe degree. He later taught for three years in Sera and Dzongar Choden monasteries.
Geshe Soepa served as resident teacher for Aryatara Institut in Germany for 10 years.He has been visiting and teaching at Land of Compassion & Wisdom in Austin,Texas since 2006 where he is the unofficial, part-time, resident teacher. He is also dedicated to the promotion of vegetarianism.
Presented by Shantideva Meditation Center
Shantideva Meditation Center is dedicated to developing the good heart by cultivating wisdom and compassion through the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism within the New York City area community.
We are affiliated with The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which is based on the Gelugpa tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught by Founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. For more information, please e-mail Shantideva Meditation or visit our website! To learn more about Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition go to FPMT.