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



Prof. Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe

Integrating Altruism,
Ethics & Wisdom

Saturday November 15, 2008


Distinguished Professor Geshe Yeshe Thabke will offer a very special course based on the classic Buddhist text by Shantideva, Bodhicharyavatara or Guide to the Practices of Altruistic Beings. Geshe Thabke-la will present timeless, contemplative techniques for training the mind distilled from this important work and is based on his life-long, intimate engagement with the material. The meditations being taught have been selected as those most relevant to contemporary practitioners as they seek to integrate altruism, ethics and wisdom in daily life.

Geshe Thabke-la is presently the Distinguished Tibetan Visiting Scholar at Emory University under the auspices of the Emory-Tibet Partnership. He is teaching a course on “Buddhist Philosophy: Mind and Mental Transformation” with a focus on Mahamudra.


Saturday Nov. 15
  10 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 - 5:00 pm

  Members $45 - Non-members $90
A voluntary offering to the teacher is customary in the Tibetan tradition.
Registration &
Payment Deadline:
  November 11, 2008.
To pre-register, please call 404-982-0051
  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.