LIVE TEACHINGS WITH GESHE TASHI

PRACTISING TANTRA: HIS HOLINESS'S CHENREZIG SADHANA

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Khen Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering, abbot of Sera Mey monastery, will be guiding us through His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s sadhana, The Inseparability of the Spiritual Master and Avalokitashvara.  Written by His Holiness, this text is a perfect introduction to tantric practice.  It has all the main elements of a longer tantric sadhana, but doesn’t require an initiation.

This is the same sadhana used in the tantra module of the Foundation of Buddhist Thought Course.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to receive an in depth and enthusiastic commentary, with down to earth helpful instruction, from a master teacher like Geshe Tashi.

If you know Geshe la, he doesn’t often teach tantra, this is a rare treat indeed!  For those of you enrolled on the FBT course, how wonderful and auspicious!

We hope you’ll join us for this  very special series.

DATES:  Geshe Tashi will teach for seven Sundays from the 26th September to the 7th November.  There will be time zone changes during this period, so please do check before each class.  To register for each class, please scroll down to the red button below.

TIME:  3.30pm UK, 8pm India, 7.30am Los Angeles, 10.30am New York, 10.30pm Perth.  Zoom Meeting and Facebook Live Streaming will be available from 3.20pm for those wishing to touch base, catch up or chat. 

LOCATION:  These teachings will be available to join as a Zoom meeting,  and will also be live streamed on Facebook.  Recordings of the classes are available here (please scroll down), on our blog, on Facebook and on our FBT YouTube channel.

TEXT:  The text for The Inseparability of the Spiritual Master and Avalokitashvara is available here.

Geshe la often refers to verse 7 of Lama Tsongkhapa’s A Prayer for the Beginning, Middle and End of Practice, which you can find here.

DONATIONS:  You will need to make a voluntary donation to register for each class.  This can be £0.00.  PayPal processes the donations, but you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation.

    • All donations go through the FBT’s bank account, set up as a Community Interest Company.
    • Half of all donations will go to Geshe Tashi and his charitable projects.
    • The other half will go towards the growing costs of running both sites and hosting these teachings. 

A big thank you from us and from Geshe la for all your donations so far.  From our side this has allowed us to employ a part time assistant, James, to help with the workload.  One of our FBT students, Danny, generously lent him to us to edit videos over the summer (he was an intern in Danny’s company), and now we’ve been able to employ him part time.  He’s already proving invaluable. So many thanks again for your generosity.  

REGISTRATION:  To join Geshe Tashi in the Zoom Meeting, please register for the next upcoming class using the button below.  You will need to register each week.  Currently the Meeting is limited to 100 participants per week on a first come first served basis.  When you register successfully you will receive an order confirmation email. There will then be an additional period of time before you receive the Meeting link. We have to complete each order manually, and only on completion is the link is sent to you.  If you have received an order confirmation, rest assured we will make sure you receive your link before the class begins.

HOW TO REGISTER:  You don’t need to have a PayPal account to register or make a donation.  A few people have struggled with the process, and we’ve made a visual guide which we hope will help.  You can see it by clicking here.

A NOTE ON PRESENTATION

We will begin the teachings ten minutes early to allow some community time together.  Geshe Tashi will join near to the beginning of the class.  At 3.30pm exactly, we will mute all except Geshe la, and he will begin.

PREVIOUS CLASSES

You can view all previous classes  below, as well as on both our blogs:

Ganden Hla Gyama – A Hundred Deities of the Joyful Land

A Prayer for Birth in Sukhavati

Experiencing The King of Prayers

Geshe Tashi’s Coronavirus Updates

Our Podcast series: A Buddhist Life with Geshe Tashi Tsering

The FBT Blog

Geshe Tashi’s Blog