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2024 Weekend Intensive Teaching – Topic: Introduction to Who the Buddha are and Recalling their Qualities - In-person and Through Zoom with Geshe Jamyang Dakpa from April 26 to 28, 2024

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Weekend Intensive Teaching – Topic: Introduction to Who the Buddha are and Recalling their Qualities - In-person and Through Zoom with Geshe Jamyang Dakpa  

TOPIC:    Introduction to Who the Buddhas are and Recalling their Qualities


DATE:     April 26-28, 2024

Cost: $140   In-person

Cost: $100   Through Zoom meeting.

Note:  To register please sending an email to  Please register by noon of the Friday of the weekend intensive start date.  This is necessary so there is time to send Zoom invitation.  Payment can be made through the website.   Click - Donation page and make payment OR send a check to Namgyal Monastery, 201 Tibet Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850


As Buddhists, we take refuge in the Buddhas.  We venerate the Buddhas, prostrate to them, make offerings and aspire to be like them, even to become Buddhas ourselves.  But who are the Buddhas actually?  What does it mean to be a Buddha? To become a Buddha? 

While many of us can say that Buddhas have perfect wisdom and compassion, truly comprehending their profound and vast qualities often eludes us.  To genuinely aspire to be a Buddha, we need to know better who they are and what it is we are aiming for in our practice.  What does this goal of Buddhahood really look like?  What are the qualities we are trying to cultivate? What does it mean to become more like them?

 During this weekend intensive, Geshe-la will explain in depth who the Buddhas are and their qualities, both those that are more easily perceived as well as those that are more subtle and sublime.  From this understanding, we can then develop the practice of recollecting these qualities in our practice and daily lives, so that we slowly, slowly become more like them and eventually attain Buddhahood. As always, Geshe-la will provide ample opportunity for questions and discussion.

This is an excellent teaching for students at all levels.  For new students, this is an opportunity to learn more in-depth about the Buddhas, so that recollecting their qualities becomes a regular part of a daily practice.  For more experienced students, it is an exceptional opportunity to deepen and refine one’s understanding  of the profound and vast qualities that come with attaining Buddhahood.

 Geshe Jamyang Dakpa was born in the year 1976. At the age of eleven he became monk and started his primary education at the Local Monastery.  He studied in the local primary school to the age of twelve and the age of nineteen Geshe Jamyang Dakpa joined Sera Jhe Mopnastery in Bylakuppe, South India where Geshe la has studied rigorously for sixteen years on the five major treatises of Buddhism and had received 1st position in all basic monastic education including Tibetan grammar and script, memorization of Buddhist scriptures.  While completing the Buddhist Sutra and Tantric courses such as Pharchin, Uma Dua Ngompa Zoe and Sang-ngag.

In the year 2017 Geshe Jamyang Dakpa received Lharampa degree -equivalent to PhD in 1st Division.  In 2018 Geshe la received his Master of Trantrayana degree in 1st division from Gyutoe Trantric University. Dharamsala.

At present he is faculty at Namgyal Monastery – Tantric College in Dharamsala, India and Geshe Jamyang Dakpa will be the main teacher at Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies, Ithaca, NY.


Friday - Introductory Talk: April 26, 2024 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

 9:00-10:15: Morning Session

2:00- 3:15 Afternoon Session

3:15 - 3:30 Tea Break


 9:00 - 10-15 Morning Session

10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break

10:30 - 12:00 Last Session