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



The Buddhist Psychology of
Tolerance & Forgiveness

Prof. Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe
Senior Distinguished Tibetan Visiting Scholar

Sep. 6 - Oct. 4, 2009
Five Sundays 2 - 5 pm

Senior distinguished Tibetan visiting scholar at Emory University, Professor Geshe Yeshe Thabke, will offer an in-depth course investigating into the nature of anger, hatred and violence from the Buddhist perspective and offer time-tested meditative techniques for transforming these destructive emotions into patience, tolerance and love. The course will be based on the sixth chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, or Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, a classic Buddhist text by Acharya Shantideva. This time tested masterpiece has been relied upon by both Buddhist contemplatives and scholars throughout the centuries, in India and in Tibet, as their personal guide and as an indispensable tool for dealing with emotions and transforming personal and social lives integrating altruism, ethics and wisdom to reach higher enlightened states of human existence.


Professor Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe was born in 1930 in Lhokha, Central Tibet and became a monk of Drepung Loseling at the age of 13. After completing his studies in 1969 Geshe Thabkhe was awarded Geshe Lharam, the highest academic degree offered in the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism at Drepung Loseling Monastery. Currently he teaches at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, the only Tibetan university in India, as a professor of Mool Shastra (Indian Tradition of Buddhist Philosophy). 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. He has also facilitated the completion of numerous research works including a complete translation of Lama Tsong-kha-pa’s “The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim Chen Mo)” a major project undertaken by The Tibetan Buddhist Center in New Jersey where he is a regular visiting teacher.


  Members $155 - Non-members $195
    A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Tibetan tradition.
  September 2, 2009
  Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
1781 Dresden Drive, Atlanta GA 30319.

For Registration, please call 404-982-0051

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.