3:00pm – 5:00pm
Donation : $ 10
The Tibet Gift House is honored to host Geshe Jinpa Sonam. is currently the resident teacher at the Indiana Buddhist Center. He is a Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy Scholar, and comes from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in south India, where the practice is in Gelugpa Buddhism. His students call him “Geshe-la”.
The Gelug (Tradition of Virtue, sometimes known as the ‘Yellow Hat’) School came into being in the early fifteenth century as a result of the extraordinary insights of Tsongkhapa, who commenced his studies at the age of three. After spending some twenty years studying with Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu and Kadam (Oral Instruction) teachers, he convened a great council to review monastic discipline, and this provoked a new wave of monastic renewal that affected all of Tibet. Towards the end of his life his disciples founded the three great Gelugpa monastic universities of Ganden, Drepung and Sera near Lhasa. The institutions and lineages of both the Panchen Lamas and the Dalai Lamas developed within the Gelug school
For more information about Geshe Sonam: indianabuddhist.org