The Ornament of Clear Realisation

~ Tuesday nights from 7.45pm

This continues the Abhisamayalamkara teachings from 2021.

Maitreya composed The Ornament for Clear Realizations to clarify and make explicit the teachings composed in The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras.  It is composed entirely of verses and is divided into eight chapters. Each chapter presents one clear realization.

All the teachings (which began on June 11th 2021) are made available on our youtube channel after the event, so you can view them whenever it suits you. Geshe Lobsang has advised that in order to gain a good understanding of the topic it would be very beneficial to make a personal commitment to view as much as possible, and to put effort into studying the text.

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Abhisamayalamkara is a traditional monastic topic and may require that students have a fair knowledge of Buddhist philosophy.

Transcripts of previous teachings are available from the spc - please email Amelia on spc@tarainstitute.org.au


These classes provide the opportunity to study Buddhist philosophy in depth. Study of these texts may continue for some years. The on-going courses comprise lectures, structured discussion, and the opportunity to ask questions.


Help is always available for new people from your fellow students. You are welcome to experience these teachings at any time. This Facebook group will facilitate discussion among attendees and the sharing of resources - https://www.facebook.com/groups/4117608314962323

There is no fee on Tuesday nights.

Some of the topics Geshe Doga has taught on Tuesday nights in recent years include:

  • "Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment" by Atisha

  • The Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination

  • Ganden Lha Gyama

  • Madhyamika

  • "Liberation the Palm of the Hand" (Lam Rim)

  • The Buddhist Schools of Tenets

  • Chapter 9 of Shantideva's "A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life" 

  • The Stages and Paths (Sutra)

  • Tantric Stages and Paths

  • Chandrakirti’s "Supplement to the Middle Way"

  • Explanation of the Principles of Tenets

  • Aryadeva's "Four Hundred Verses"

  • Mahamudra

  • "A Precious Garland" by Nagarjuna