Geshe Zopa: Appearance & Reality

Appearance and Reality

Sat, 14 October, 2017 - Sun, 15 October, 2017
10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Appearance and Reality (The 2 Truths)

When someone seeks to understand Buddhism, where should that person start? For many in the west today, understanding the two truths—conventional truth and ultimate truth—is the best place.

All Buddhist tenet systems state the two truths: the conventional and the ultimate truth. What are Buddhist tenets? They are part of Buddhist philosophy, which focus on the topic of selflessness/emptiness. The study of tenets is the study of Buddhist philosophy. It has the capacity to deepen one’s understanding of all the Buddha’s teachings.

Geshe Tenzin Zopa-la guides us incomparably through a commentary on Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsen’s root text titled ‘A Presentation of Tenets’ where the contemplation of impermanence and emptiness are not just idle intellectual exercises but cut straight to the heart of our practice in life.

Click here for a digital copy of the root text translated by Glen Svensson and here for Geshe-la’s commentary.

Teacher: Geshe Tenzin Zopa is a very highly qualified teacher who teaches in English, transmitting the wisdom of Buddhism in an unmistaken and practical manner to a 21st century audience. For more information, see here.

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Cost: Full weekend $100/Members & concession $90 or 1 day $55/Members & concession $50. Lunch & refreshments provided.