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with Ven. Sonam Tharchin

Mon 13 May, 18:30 – 19:30 followed by tea and biscuits to 20:00

2019 marks the 600th anniversary of Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (1357–1419), the founder of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the most important figures in Tibet, historically and philosophically.

Ven. Tharchin, a senior Buddhist monk from Nalanda Monastery in France will talk about the life and legacy of Je Tsongkhapa and the special qualities of the Lamrim ‘Stages of the Path’ meditations and teachings. After the talk there will be time for Q&A’s and tea and biscuits.

All welcome, whether Buddhist or not. Drop in or book online. Suggested donation £6

“The most important thing is the continuity of developing your mind in the lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment. It doesn’t matter if you are in Africa, in Tibet, on the moon, in Iraq, etc., whether you are rich or poor, whatever, continue to develop your mind in the lamrim. This is the most important thing.” Lama Zopa Rinpoche

About Ven. Tharchin

Venerable Tharchin was ordained in 1999 and joined Nalanda Monastery the same year. Three years into his ordination he went to Dharamsala to the LZRTP translator program set up by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and graduated from the program after 2 years. He has served as a translator at Nalanda ever since. Ven. Tharchin also studied and completed the Basic Program between 2008-2012, including a three-month Lamrim retreat. Since 2013 he has been translating the Master Program at Nalanda.