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Weekend Intensive Teaching through Zoom Meeting - with Geshe Jamyang Dakpa – TOPIC: Transforming our Minds in Daily Life: Eight Verse for Training the Mind DATE: January 27-29, 2023

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Weekend Intensive Teaching through Zoom Meeting - with Geshe Jamyang Dakpa – 

TOPIC: Transforming our Minds in Daily Life:  Eight Verse for Training the Mind

DATE:  January 27-29, 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.



For most Buddhist practitioners, our greatest challenges to maintaining peace of mind and happiness come about during difficult interactions with others in our daily lives.  While we may have a wonderful meditation session in the morning and recite many prayers, when we step out into the world, we can easily be thrown off balance and lose our cool when faced with situations that trigger various negative emotions such as anger, attachment and jealousy.  To meet such challenges, Tibetan Buddhism incorporates the use of mind training practices (lojong) to help us reframe our view of a difficult situation and transform our response to it.  Through training our mind in this way, we can reduce the negative emotions that arise and instead generate genuine love and compassion towards others.

The Eight Verses for Training the Mind is a classic mind training text that many teachers including His Holiness the Dalai Lama recite and reflect on daily.  These eight verses outline a number of difficult situations we all encounter in our daily lives such as interacting with unruly negative people, those who abuse and slander us and persons whom we feel betrayed by.  Each verse provides an alternative way to see the situation, that enables us to transform our thoughts and emotions in response to it.  During this weekend intensive, Geshe-la will provide commentary on the Eight Verses for Training the Mind along with discussion of practical application of these verses in daily life.  This is an excellent teaching for beginners to become familiar with mind training practices.  More experienced students will also benefit from discussion and deeper reflection on how to use this approach to transform our minds.


 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.

After completing this additional degree Geshe Jamyang Dakpa also taught at Kopan Monastery in Nepal for a year and 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: October  14th 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