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Purification, the Vajrasattva Practice

The Treasure Valley Dharma Friends presents teachings from a Tibetan monk, scholar, humanitarian and spiritual mentor, Geshe Phelgye, during the Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25-27, 2016 at the BIBS Center, 660 N 9th Street.

The event will focus on purification practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Geshe will teach the Vajrayana practice of Vajrasattva, a meditational technique in  accord with the lineage of previous masters.

Geshe is the Global Scholar at Residence and an adjunct Professor at Eastern Washington University, Washington. He is also a celebrated scholar from the Tibetan community who also served on the Tibetan Parliament in Exile.

Friday, Nov. 25
1:30 to 4 p.m. – Teaching

Saturday, Nov. 26
9 to 9:45 – Meditation (optional)
10 a.m. to noon – Teaching
1:30 to 4 p.m. – Teaching

Sunday, Nov. 27
9 to 9:45 – Meditation (optional)
10 a.m. to noon – Teaching
1:30 to 4 p.m. – Teaching

Suggested donation: $75 for all five sessions or $20 per individual session.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information and/ or to register, contact Dan at dan.black49(AT)yahoo.com

About the teacher

In 1991 Phelgye obtained the Geshe degree (similar to Ph.D.) from Sera-Jey Monastic University in India. In 1993, with blessings from H.H. The Dalai Lama, he went to the hermitage retreat on the mountains of Dharamsala for 5 years. In 1998, he founded the Universal Compassion Movement and openly campaigned for vegetarianism and Universal Compassion around the world. His gentle teaching style engages students in a Socratic style of cooperative learning. Students like his sharp wit, infectious humor and deep wisdom, making the Buddhist path a vibrant, relevant endeavor.

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