Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc., an affiliate of Emory University,



Prof. Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe

The Eight Unique Crucial Points of Prasangika-Madhyamaka

September 13-14, 2008


This special weekend course with Professor Thabkhe will explain the eight unique crucial points of Prasangika-Madhyamaka philosophy according to the view of Je Tsongkhapa. In this teaching Geshe-la will thoroughly discuss the eight points using reasoning and logic, and elucidate the uncommon characteristics that distinguish Prasangika-Madhyamaka as the foremost Buddhist school of thought. Through understanding these eight crucial points one is able to see the complete harmony of dependent origination as causal functionality and emptiness as utter absence of independent reality.


Saturday 13

10 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday 14
  10 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 - 5:00 pm

  $150 ($130 for members)
Registration & Payment Deadline:
  September 9, 2008. To pre-register, please call 404-982-0051 or email us at center@drepung.org
  Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc.
1781 Dresden Drive
Atlanta GA 30319

Professor Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe
Professor Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe was born in Lhokha, Central Tibet and became a monk of Drepung Loseling at the age of 13. He excelled in his studies, and eventually received his Rabjamba Degree in 1958. After escaping into India he served as a lecturer at the school of Buddhist Philosophy in Leh, Ladakh and in 1967 was awarded the Geshe Lharam, the highest academic degree offered in the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism at Drepung Monastic University. He served as a lecturer at Sanskrit University in Sarnath and is currently a professor of Mool Shastra (Indian Tradition of Buddhist Philosophy) at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, the only Tibetan university in India. Professor Thabkhe is regarded as one of the most eminent scholars of both the Madhyamaka tradition and the Indian Buddhist studies. His monumental works include translation of “The Essence of Good Explanation of Definitive & Interpretable Meanings (Lek-Shey Nying-Po)” by Tsong Kha Pa into Hindi, as well as “A Commentary on the Rice Seedlings (Salistamba) Sutra” by Vasubhandu. As one of the greatest learned scholars of Drepung Loseling Monastery he facilitated the completion of numerous research works including a complete translation of Lama Tsong-kha-pa’s Lam rim chen mo “Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment”.

Cancellation Policy:

One-day events: If you withdraw before the day of the event, we will refund your fees, minus a $20 administrative charge. There will be no other refunds.

Multiple-day events: If you withdraw before the start of the retreat, course, or event, we will refund your fees, minus a 10% administrative charge. If you withdraw after the first retreat or teaching session, we will refund 75% of the fees. After the start of the second session there will be no refunds. You must speak directly with a member of the center staff if you wish to withdraw and receive a refund.