Buddhism Basics and Beyond

SUN, MAY 9, 2010 (56:03)

Geshe Phende shares insights into Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and how ancient teachings are as relevant today as they were 2500 years ago. He discusses how people in the 21st century can benefit from his years of studying the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.

+ BIO: Geshe Damdul Namgya

Geshe Damdul Namgyal received his Geshe Lharam, the highest degree of learning in Tibetan Buddhism, from Drepung Loseling Monastery in 1993. In addition to serving as the Editor of Lhaksam Tsegpa, a journal produced by the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, and Editor of Dreloma, a Drepung Loseling publication, he has also played a key role over the years as a convener, interpreter, and speaker for numerous conferences and forums exploring the interface of Buddhism with modern science, western philosophy and psychology, and other religious traditions, on both a national and international level. With this unique background and expertise in the interface between Buddhism and modern science, he will be an invaluable resource for the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, which is developing a comprehensive science curriculum for Tibetan monks and nuns. Geshe Damdul-la also served for many years as the Principal of the Monastic School for Modern Education at Drepung Loseling Monastery, and then as a Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India. In recent years, Geshe Damdul-la has served as the auxiliary English language translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and has traveled extensively in this capacity throughout the world.

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