Illumination of the Thought with Geshe Yeshi Lhundup (2019–present)

Geshe Yeshi Lhundup, a senior Dharma teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery, teaches on Lama Tsongkhapa's Illumination of the Thought, a commentary on Chandrakirti’s Supplement to the Middle Way.

Root Text

Illuminating the Intent: An Exposition of Chandrakirti's "Entering the Middle Way" by Lama Tsongkhapa, translated by Thubten Jinpa, is available from Wisdom Publications here.

“Supplement to the Middle way”

Covering the section explaining the meaning of the title and explaining Madhyamaka and Yogacara tenets.

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Compassion as cause of bodhisattvas

Continuing teachings on “Illumination of the Thought” and explaining how great compassion is the root of hearers, solitary realizers, buddhas and bodhisattvas

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Hearers and solitary realizers

Teaching on Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Illumination of the Thought” and explaining how hearers and solitary realizers are born from Buddhas.

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The three types of compassion

Teaching on Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Illumination of the Thought” and explaining compassion observing sentient beings, the first kind of great compassion.

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Objects of great compassion

Explaining compassion observing phenomena and compassion observing the emptiness of sentient beings, the second and third kinds of great compassion

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Three types of compassion

Explanation of Chandrakirti's verses identifying three types of compassion.

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Review session: Three types of compassion

A review session on the three types of compassion, including the analogy of the bucket in the well.

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Compassion conjoined with wisdom

Continued commentary on the three types of compassion and beginning the section on ways of practicing the path.

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Review session: Compassion, impermanence and em...

Questons and answers When meditating on compassion, what is the object of meditation? Is the realization of emptiness integral to progress on the bodhisattva path?…

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Geshe Yeshi Lhundup smiles while teaching in the Meditation Hall.

First bodhisattva ground: The Very Joyful

Commentary on the grounds of bodhisattva superiors and beginning the commentary on the first ground, The Very Joyful.

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Outshining hearers and solitary realizers

Explanation of how bodhisattva superiors outshine hearers and solitary realizers by way of their qualities.

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