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2023 - May - 19 to 21, Weekend Intensive Teaching through Zoom Meeting - with Geshe Jamyang Dakpa TOPIC: The Practice of Guru Yoga

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Weekend Intensive Teaching through Zoom Meeting - with Geshe Jamyang Dakpa 

TOPIC:     The Practice of Guru Yoga

DATE:    May 19 to 21, 2023

Cost: $100.00


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



Guru yoga is one of the most important practices within the Vajrayana Vehicle of Mahayana Buddhism.  Guru yoga is considered both the essential foundation and life force of the path in tantric practice.  This meditation practice, transmitted through an unbroken lineage of teachers throughout time, deepens our connection with the inspiration and teachings received from our teacher (guru) and strengthens our continued progress on the path.  During this weekend intensive, Geshe-la will provide an overview and instructions on guru yoga practice including: practicing the preliminaries of refuge and bodhichitta, visualizing the merit field, making offerings to the guru together with the other seven-limb practices, making praises and requests to the guru, reviewing of the stages of the path and dissolving the merit field within one’s heart. As always Geshe-la will provide ample time for questions and discussion to assist students at all levels in cultivating a deeper understanding of this important practice. 

 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: March 31st from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.


 9:00-10:15: Morning Sessions

2:00- 3:15 Afternoon Sessions

3:15 - 3:30 Tea Break


 9:00 - 10-15

10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break

10:30 - 12:00 Last Session