MASTERS PROGRAM: Madhyamika – Study of the Middle Way
Madhyamika – Study of the Middle Way: from April 5th, 2017 to October 2018
“It is said that one accumulates more merits by studying the teachings whose explicit subject is emptiness, although one may still have doubt about it, than practicing the other five perfections for a hundred cosmic eons.” [Khensur Jampa Tegchok, commentary to the Praise to Dependent Arising]
This is an extraordinary opportunity to study the philosophy of Middle Way (Madhyamika) according to the old tradition of the classical texts as done in the great Gelug Monasteries. Venerable Geshe Jampa Gelek will impart teachings basing on Chandrakirti’s texts Supplement to the “Middle Way” and Explanation to the “Supplement to the ‘Middle Way'”, as well as on Lama Tsong Khapa’s Illumination of the Thought: An Extensive Explanation of Chandrakirti’s “Supplement to the ‘Middle Way'”. Chandrakirti’s treatise explains extensively the ten perfections, by putting particular emphasis on the perfection of wisdom and on the numerous reasonings of the Consequentialist (Prasangika) school that enable to attain the understanding of emptiness. Further, it presents the other Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical schools.
The course is offered as residential or online program. For detail information please refer to the webpage: http://www.iltk.org/en/programmi-studio/masters-program/ (“Requirement” section)
Masters Program is a rare opportunity to:
- immerse yourself in an intensive, six-year program of study and practice in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism
- engage in comprehensive study of the great texts of the Nalanda Tradition with qualified Tibetan teachers and Western tutors
- integrate study and meditative practice through regular lam rim retreats
- experience a combined approach to Dharma emphasizing study, practice, and service
- learn to read texts in Tibetan
- receive teachings, empowerments, and commentaries from eminent visiting lamas
- engage with prominent Buddhist scholars and academics
As a resident teacher at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute since March 2012, Geshe Jampa Gelek is the current teacher of the FPMT Residential Master’s Program Tantric studies. He received the Lharampa degree graduating first in his class in 1999 having completed the entire monastic education at Sera-je monastery, South India. His class was considered exceptional, including fellow student Dagri Rinpoche.