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Teaching in Thessaloniki with Khenpo Chöying Dorjee

1 - 3 February 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Letter to a Friend, by Nagarjuna

Skt. Suhṛllekha; Tib. བཤེས་པའི་སྤྲིང་ཡིག་, shepé tring yik, Wyl. bshes pa'i spring yig) — a shastra by Nagarjuna. This text belongs to Nagarjuna’s Collection of Advice. Nagarjuna (1st - 2nd century A.D.) wrote his celebrated poem Letter to a Friend as a letter of advice to his friend King Gautamiputra/Satavahana. This advice gives a concise and comprehensive introduction to the entire path and practice of Buddhism. It guides both householders and the ordained onto the path leading to liberation and enlightenment. The instructions are of special interest to those who wish to take up spiritual activity while continuing to live and work in society; they are meant to convey the whole meaning of the Dharma to the ordinary person in a language and style that are easy to understand. Despite its short length (only 123 verses), it covers the whole Mahayana path with unusual clarity and memorable imagery; thus it is widely quoted by Tibet's great masters and scholars in the many commentaries they have written on the Buddhist path.

Dates: February 1-3, 2019

Venue: Karma Gyaltsen Ling - 24, Aristotelous Street, 4th floor, 54623 Thessaloniki

Schedule: 7 - 9pm

Registration: Please email to let us know that you plan to attend.  Payment will be collected at the venue when you arrive. We can also provide housing accommodations and help with other questions you might have. 

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Khenpo Chöying Dorjee`s biography:

Khenpo Choying Dorjee was born on 27th Aug 1972 and studied at Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies in Buddhist philosophy, psychology, logic and debate.  His principal teachers there were Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Khenpo completed the full Dzongsar Shedra (University) curriculum and received the degree of Acarya in 2000. He became a Khenpo (PhD) in 2002 at Dzongsar Chokyi Lodro Institute and also received a Khenpo degree from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. 

Since 1999, Khenpo has been teaching at Dzongsar  Chokyi Lodro Institute and Deerpark Institute in India. For over 10 years, Khenpo has also been teaching in countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States. He has recently at the University of California ( Berkeley) at the University's invitation.