Mon-Fri 12am to 9pm

Special Class: Understanding the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination-- Why We Suffer and What We Can Do About It


INTRODUCTORY: Open to all — no prior knowledge or experience required; no registration is required


WHEN: Saturday, July 21st, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Lunch on your own from 12:30 - 2:00 PM) please check Calendar to confirm


WHERE: The Guhyasamaja Center, 10875 Main Street, Unit 108, Fairfax, VA


TEACHER: Ven. Tenzin Legtsok


The heart of Buddhist practice is an understanding of how suffering and its cessation relies on the ways in which the mind functions and how we relate to the world around us. Unhealthy or exaggerated ways of relating or perceiving lead to pain and suffering, while more realistic approaches lead to freedom from suffering. In the "Twelve Links of Dependent Origination" the Buddha sets out a profound explanation of the process by which our minds interact with the world to create our experiences. Developing an understanding of this teaching will help us to see how we can begin to take control of this process and use it to our advantage to reduce the sufferings we experience in everyday life. Over two days Ven. Legtsok will teach us through small group work, meditations, and interactive discussions so that we can begin to unlock the tools that will help us create a more peaceful life for ourselves and those around us. This teaching is open to and appropriate for all levels of students.


Venerable Legtsok was born in the USA in 1973. After being inspired by explanations of the Lam-Rim or 'Stages of the Path to Enlightenment' and the amazing attitude of Bodhicitta, he became a monk in 2001 and has since taken the full-ordination vows. In 2004, he entered the Geshe studies program PhD. in Buddhist Studies at Sera Je Monastery in South India.

Since 2007, Ven. Legtsok has given monthly talks about the Buddhist path at Choe Khor Sum Ling study group in Bangalore. He enjoys celebrating the good fortune to have met the Buddha Dharma in this life, by sharing his knowledge of Buddhist thought and practice with others.


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The Guhyasamaja Center is affiliated with The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition; Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director



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We follow the Gelug tradition, the same lineage as His Holiness The Dalai Lama


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The Guhyasamaja Center
Professional Center of Fairfax Building
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Fairfax, VA (Directions)


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