Join us for the weekend to explore the Bodhisattva path of the Six Perfections (Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Enthusiastic Effort, Concentration, and Wisdom). Within the Lamrim, the purpose of the Six Perfections is presented as the very essence of the Mahayana Sutra teachings.
If you wanted to know:
this teaching is just for you.
The Tibetan word for ”perfection” means “gone to the other shore”. Through the practice of six perfections, we cross over the sea of suffering (samsara) to the shore of happiness and awakening (nirvana).
The weekend will consist of teachings, meditation sessions, discussions, and Q&A sessions with Geshe Soepa.
Geshe Thubten Soepa was born in Zanskar, India in 1955. He entered the monastery of Dromo Geshe Rinpoche in Kalimpong at the age of 14 and at 19 he was sent to the Sera Je Monastic University in South India. Geshe Soepa took his novice vows from Serkong Tsenshap Rinpoche and his full ordination vows from Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, the 97th head of the Gelug tradition (Tib: Ganden Tri Rinpoche). He also received many teachings and initiations from them, as well as from Ganden Zong Rinpoche. He received Geshe Lharampa degree, comparable to a Doctor of Philosophy, from Sera Je Monastic University in 1997.
After three years as a resident teacher at Dzongkha Chode monastery, Lama Zopa Rinpoche invited Geshe Soepa to be the resident teacher of Aryatara Institut in Munich, Germany where we taught for seven years. Currently, Geshe Soepa mainly resides at Sera Je Monastery, but spends several months teaching at FPMT centers in Europe and Nothern America. Geshe Soepa has extensive knowledge about both Sutra and Tantra and is not only well versed in the Gelugpa texts, but also in those of the Nyingma, Sakya and Kagyu traditions.
Geshe Thubten Soepa has read extensively Sutra and Tanta texts and impresses by his encyclopedic knowledge about different areas of Buddhist philosophy. He is also respected for his teachings on cherishing animals and is well known for his advocacy of animal rights and his stance on leading the life of a vegan.
Friday evening talk is devoted to the topic of compassion towards animals. Geshe Soepa is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge on meat consumption, vegetarianism, and animal well-being from the Buddhist point of view.
Cost: 100 kr/50 kr for students/pensioners.
Price: 800 kr (or 400 kr/day). 600 kr (or 300 kr/day) for students/pensioners. Coffee, tea, and snacks included.