Geshe Dakpa Topgyal teaches in Northwest Arkansas January 25-30, 2012. Full schedule is below, or click here for a printable brochure.
The Venerable Geshe Dakpa Topgyal was born in 1962 in the Western region of Tibet. He fled to India at the age of six and entered Drepung Loseling Monastery at the age of ten. After 22 years of study, he received his Geshe Degree (Doctorate of Religion and Philosophy) which is the highest earned degree in the Buddhist system of higher education.
Geshe Topgyal serves on the faculty of Drepung Loseling Monastic University in India. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe as the official interpreter of the Drepung Loseling World Tour giving lectures on Tibetan Buddhism and culture in addition to assisting Western scholars in their translations of Buddhist texts.
Currently, Geshe Topgyal is resident teacher at the Charleston Tibetan Society Dharma Center in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition, he teaches regularly at the South Carolina Dharma Center in Columbia. Classes include teachings on meditation and introductory classes on Tibetan Buddhism.
Venerable Geshe speaks fluent English, has a broad understanding of Western culture and brings a sense of humor and kind heart into the teachings. We are fortunate to have him teach here in northwest Arkansas.
Everyone is welcome to attend all events. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please call 479-601-4519 or 479-790-7950 for more information about these events.
Wednesday, January 25 at 6 pm in the Community Room of the Fayetteville Public Library. The talk is entitled “Modern Ethics and Traditional Wisdom”. Book signing to follow presentation. Copies of Geshe Topgyal’s books will be available for purchase. This event is free to the public.
Friday, January 27 at 6:30 pm at the Unitarian Church, 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs, AR. The presentation is entitled “Essential Ethics: A Buddhist Approach to Modern Life and Social Actions”. Book signing will precede the talk. Books must be pre-ordered. Suggested donation of $10. For more information or to order books call (479) 244-6419.
Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 am at the Land of Infinite Bliss Retreat Center just off Rte. 295 near Crosses, AR. Puja: Prayers and Healing. Ceremony for increasing positive energy and decreasing negative energy. Suggested donation of $10. Potluck lunch to follow. Vegetarian fare.
- From Fayetteville, take Hwy 16 East. Go through Elkins and continue through Durham to Crosses.
- In Crosses take a right turn on Hwy. 295 (there is a store there).
- Go 1.8miles and take a right on Madison County Road 5520 (mailboxes and two barrels at the turn). Follow for 1/2 mile.
- Turn right at the land (there will be some flags or a sign.)
- Park along the side of the road.
Saturday, January 28 at 7 pm at the Mojo Hot Yoga Center, 908 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite B, Fayetteville, AR. Advanced lecture entitled, “An Introduction to the Middle Way: Nagarjuna’s Seventy Stanzas”. Suggested donation of $25. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Sunday, January 29 at 10:45 am at the Mojo Hot Yoga Center, 908 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite B, Fayetteville, AR. Dharma talk entitled “Meditation and Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy”. Donations accepted. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Monday, January 30 at 7 pm in Giffel’s Auditorium in Old Main (main level) on the University of Arkansas Campus. Lecture entitled “The Foundation of Nonviolence”. This event is free to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing.