Seventy Topics and Eight Categories 
by Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsen 
  Teaching and Study Course

Thursdays currently via zoom
7.30pm - 8.30pm  

This is a structured study course, provided by Dhargyey Buddhist Centre (DN), Phen Day Dhargyey Ling Centre (ChCh) and the Dhargyey Buddhist Community. The course is being taught by the Venerable Geshe Nyima Dorjee and translated by our Dharma translator Losang Dawa. The course required pre registration and registrations are now closed.

Venerable Geshe Nyima Dorjee was born in Tibet and is a fully qualified teacher from Sera Jey Monastic University. Geshela arrived in New Zealand in 2008 and we are extremely privileged to have him as the resident teacher in Christchurch. He brings warmth, depth of knowledge of the Buddhist teachings, stories and humour to his teachings.


This teaching and study programme provides a concise presentation of the ‘Seventy Topics and Eight Categories’ discussed in Maitreya's Ornament of Clear Realisation (Abhisamayalamkara). At the Tibetan Buddhist Monastic Universities, the ‘Seventy Topics and Eight Categories’ is an essential prerequisite to the detailed profound study of the Ornament of Clear Realisation. The texts include explicit teachings on the emptiness of phenomena as well as teachings on the path that leads to the proper understanding and realisation of emptiness.

These wonderful teachings are being held at your local Dhargyey Centre: Dhargyey Buddhist Centre, 22 Royal Terrace, City Rise, Dunedin



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