Study Group

Study Group – Letter to a Friend 2017-08-07T12:52:43+10:00

Advanced Buddhist Studies


with Venerable Geshe Rabten

Nagarjuna’s  

“A Letter to a Friend”

One of the main exponents of Buddhist philosophy, Nagarjuna wrote “Letter to a Friend” to a South Indian king called Surabhibhadra. This is one of many of his texts which include commentaries on sutra, and tantra, demonstrating that he himself was practising both. This text focuses on the six perfections and, like the king, is aimed at those of us with busy worldly lives, who wish to integrate the teachings into them. 

Fridays 7:00pm – 8:30pm  /  Saturdays 9:00am – 4:00pm

Geshe Rabten and Translator Venerable Dorje

Venerable Geshe Rabten
and translator, Venerable Lobsang Dorje

Nagarjuna

Arya Nagarjuna

Study Group includes teachings by our venerable lama Geshe Rabten, a morning meditation and an afternoon discussion/question and answer session with a senior monk. The topics are covered in depth by Geshela with superb English translations from our resident translator monk, Venerable Lobsang Dorje. 

Although labelled “Advanced Buddhist Studies”, in fact these teachings are available and appropriate for everyone wishing to practise and learn about life-changing, Buddhist concepts. The teachings are given in an easy-to-understand presentation, often with humour and there is always opportunity for questions.

Study Group takes place on a Friday night and day-time Saturday, approximately every other weekend. Check our calendar for future dates.


All our teachings are recorded and are available to listen to or download as audio files from our Publications page

Please don’t miss out!
Consider coming to Atisha Centre for the Friday night teachings, stay the night in our accommodation
and then stay for the Saturday teachings.

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