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Self Study Education Programme

The Tara Institute teaching transcript collection is a great resource covering some of the great texts of the Tibetan and Indian Buddhist traditions. The Ven. Geshe Doga has taught these topics with the intention of enabling students to understand and to put into practice the meaning of these great topics. The accompanying discussions and exams also have this purpose.
The Self Study Programme is aimed at enabling a progressive learning through these various topics. You are able to study at your own pace using the transcripts, discussion points and exams.
If you would like any help or guidance, click here to access our contact page. Please send us a message putting "self study help" in the subject field. One of our senior Dharma students will get in touch with you.

Choose from the topics below (more topics to come please keep posted)

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Transcripts are available for students / attendees 

Available Topics

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Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand is the first complete translation of Pabongka Rinpoche's famous 24-day teaching in 1921 on the stages of the path to Enlightenment - regarded as a complete synthesis of all the Buddha's teachings. 

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Nagarjuna is renowned for his penetrating analysis of reality. In Precious Garland he offers intimate counsel on how to conduct one's life and how to construct social policies that reflect Buddhist ideals.

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Shantideva's Bodhisattva's Way of Life - commentary from Gyaltsab Je

Ven. Geshe Doga teaches on the text called ‘The Entrance for the Children of the Conquerors,’ a commentary on the ‘Introduction to the Actions of Bodhisattvas’ by Gyalstab Rinpoche.

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Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas

The Four Hundred Stanzas is one of the fundamental works of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy which includes explanations of the extensive paths associated with conventional truths.

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Mahamudra - The Great Seal by The First Panchen Lama

Mahamudra - the Great Seal - refers to systems of meditation on both the conventional and ultimate natures of the mind. The teachings are based on the first Panchen Lama's root text and auto-commentary.

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Mind and Awareness

 LO-RIG or MIND in Tibetan Buddhism. We use the word 'mind' continually in our conversations, but if we ask ourselves what we mean by 'mind', it becomes obscure. Geshe Doga will present this special series of teachings on the mind from a Buddhist viewpoint, so that we can acquire a clearer understanding of what it is and how it functions.

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A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment presented for the first time all of the teachings of the Buddha in an organized step by step path, making it very easy for the individual practitioner to get an overview of the entire path and to understand what practice might be relevant to them.

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Madhyamaka -

Entering the Middle Way

Chandrakirti's Entering the Middle Way - Madhyamakavatara is designed as a commentary to the meaning of Nagarjuna's Fundamental Stanzas on the Middle Way, the principal treatise of the Madhyamika school of philosophy composed some four hundred years earlier. 

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Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Chapter 9

Ven. Geshe Doga's commentary on the ninth chapter of Shantideva's text, "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way Of Life". 

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Lamrim Chen Mo - Six Perfections

The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. 

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Tenets by Jetsun Chokyi Gyaltsan

 

 Nagarjuna said that the entire teachings of the Buddha must be understood within the framework of the two truths - conventional truth and ultimate truths. 

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Wheel of Sharp Weapons

Commentaries from
Venerable Geshe Doga

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