Teachings and Talks

The Study of the Mind series propagates the eastern philosophical mind traditions and makes these unique traditions and sciences accessible to people from all walks of life by hosting Teachings from Masters in the field of Indian Mind Traditions and bringing together a Sangha.

In the Teaching titled “Skilful Compassion”, Geshe Dorji Damdul addressed a gathering of 150 people on 12th October 2016 with a focus on how to bring wisdom traditions and practice into our daily lives.

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About the teacher

In 1988, Geshe Dorji Damdul joined the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala for formal studies in Buddhist logic, philosophy and epistemology. After 15 years of study in Buddhist philosophy he finished his Geshe Lharampa Degree (Ph.D.) in 2002 from Drepung Loseling Monastic University. He joined Gyudmed Tantric College for a year for Tantric studies. In 2003, the Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama sent him to Cambridge University, England for Proficiency English studies. He was a visiting fellow at Girton College, Cambridge University. He was appointed as the Director of Tibet House, Cultural Center of H.H. the Dalai Lama, New Delhi in March 2011.

He has been the official translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama since 2005 and has been serving as the interpreter for H.H. the Dalai Lama .As assigned by the Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama, he visited the US in 2008 to work with Prof. Paul Ekman on H.H. the Dalai Lama’s book “Emotional Awareness” which is co-authored by Dr. Paul Ekman of the University of California Medical School.

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(Some video excerpts of his talk)

Ven. AniLa Pema is visiting different cities in India from early March until around end of April, kindly offering her time for teachings to people of Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune. Prajnadhara welcomes Ven. AniLa Pema and rejoices in her visit, teachings and presence.

Pema Karen Schaefer’s teachings on the 10th March titled ‘Applying Wisdom and Compassion in our Pursuit of Happiness’ will take us on a journey of self-reflection, contemplation and interactive sharing. 

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About the teacher

Ven. Pema (Karen Schaefer) has been a Buddhist monastic for 16 years, ordained and trained in Bhutan and Taiwan. After being qualified in Transpersonal Psychology from California, she practiced as a counsellor and human resource trainer in major corporations in the US and Australia. Her teachings emphasize on an integration of physical, psychological and spiritual well-being practices and inspire others to seek a holistic approach to their personal practice and work.