The Camden Public Library is pleased to welcome Geshe Gelek back to the library on January 12, at 2:00 pm. Geshe Gelek’s talk will explore the innate suffering of humanity and emphasize the antidote, the Buddha’s teachings on Bodhichitta. Through an awakened heart and mind, compassion arises and freedom from suffering is available to everyone. Geshe Gelek will also offer meditation practice and time for questions and discussion. Together, we will experience how Boddhichitta can change our lives and shift our world.
Geshe Gelek began his monastic studies in 1987 and completed both Sutra and Tantra studies. He studied for seven years at Drepung Monastery, the world’s biggest monastery for monks, in Tibet. Geshe continued studying Buddhist philosophy for 17 years at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in India. He received his Geshe degree in the year 2010 and then returned to Tibet to teach both monks and lay people in his monastery. Geshe teaches six months in his region (Drakgo) and the rest of the time, he teaches in Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai, and many other parts of China.
Rockland Shambhala is hosting this event and is affiliated with Shambhala International, a non-profit organization with more than 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers worldwide. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master, founded Shambhala in the United States in 1970.