Ven. Geshe Sangey Thinley, fondly known as Geshe-la, is a highly qualified Tibetan master and professor of Buddhist Philosophy.  It has been the centre’s great privilege to have been under Geshe-la’s wisdom, compassion and guidance, as our resident spiritual teacher since October 1999.  Geshe-la’s classes are based on classical and ancient Buddhists texts on which he teaches and gives commentary in Tibetan, which is translated into English through a translator.

Geshe-la’s teachings give wonderful insights, advice and practical methods on how to deal with issues of daily life with tools to overcome challenges and develop a kind, patient and compassionate mind and heart.

During these treasured years with Geshe-la, his teachings have been recorded and some are posted here so you also can enjoy and benefit from his wisdom. Please note these teachings have been translated, transcribed, typed and edited by various people. All this was done with the best intentions and each person has done their utmost to keep these teachings as true and accurate as possible.

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  1. Liberation and Enlightenment
  2. The Four Seals
  3. The Path through the Three Scopes 
  4. The Benefits and Importance of Mind Training in our Daily Practice
  5. Geshe-la’s first teachings for March 2015
  6. Geshe-la Special Teaching
  7. Understanding the importance of motivation
  8. Making the most of our Precious Human Life
  9. The Two Truths 23-March-2014
  10. Training the Mind
  11. Three Aspects of the path, and the Four reliance’s
  12. The Nature of the Mind
  13. Death and Impermanence
  14. Mind and Mental Factors
  15. Some Basic Points of Practice
  16. Love and Compassion in Everyday Life
  17. Buddhist Practice of Tonglen