Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies
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Date: 

Wed, February 14, 2018

Time: 

7:00 - 9:00 PM 

Event: 

Guru Devotion with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

 

 

Without guru devotion, nothing happens-no realizations, no liberation, no enlightenment-just as without the root of a tree there can be no trunk, branches, leaves or fruit. Everything, up to enlightenment, depends on guru devotion.
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Geshe-la will explain the importance of the spiritual teacher, the correct way to develop a student-teacher bond, and offer commentary on the traditional guru devotion topics found in Lama Tsongkhapa's lam-rim.
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Geshe Ngawang Tenley was born in 1969 and in 1989 began preparation to become a monk under the guidance of his uncle, Geshe Tsulga. He was ordained by the late Gyume Khensur Geshe Urgyen Tseten Rinpoche in 1990 and began the program of studies to become a geshe at Sera Je Monastery. During the course of his studies, he has received many teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as other highly qualified masters. In 1998, he received his full ordination (gelong) vows from His Holiness, and in November 2008, after eighteen years of rigorous studies, he completed his final exams to be conferred the geshe degree at Sera Je Monastery. He began teaching at Kurukulla Center in 2009, and was appointed the resident teacher by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2010 following the passing away of Geshe Tsulga. His cheerfulness and humility endear him to everyone he meets.

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