6th-10th May

Bodhipathapradīpa (A Lamp for the Path to Awakening)by Atisha

Geshe Lhakdor

Geshe Lhakdor will teach on Atisha's "Lamp for the Path to Awakening" from 6th -10th May. A seminal yet simple shastra of the Nalanda tradition of Buddhism. 

Its a study and practise retreat, appropriate for both new students and old of Buddhist Philosophy. 


Bodhipathapradīpa (A Lamp for the Path to Awakening) is a Buddhist text composed in Sanskrit by the 11th-century teacher Atiśa and widely considered his magnum opus. The text reconciles the doctrines of many various Buddhist schools and philosophies, and is notable for the introduction of the three levels of spiritual aspiration: lesser, middling and superior. Which in turn became the foundation for the Lamrim tradition. This text was translated into Tibetan as Byang chub lam gyi sgron ma


Geshe Lhakdor - Director of The Library of Tibetan Works& Archives.

Ven. Geshe Lhakdor has served His Holiness the Dalai Lama as his translator and religious assistant since 1989. In this capacity he has accompanied His Holiness to many important conferences and forums throughout the world. He has translated numerous books by His Holiness from English to Tibetan and from Tibetan to English. Geshe Lhakdor is a trustee of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility, established by His Holiness. He is also the Director of the Central Archive of His Holiness, a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Tibetan Classics in Montreal, Canada, and an Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is now the Director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and head of Science Education Project.