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The 12 Links of Interdependent Origination- Geshe Tenzin Namdak

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The 12 Links of Interdependent Origination or The 12 Nidānas

An overview by Geshe Tenzin Namdak

Classic Buddhist doctrine carefully enumerated categories, or links, of phenomena that constitute the cycle of existence that makes up samsara–the endless circle of dissatisfaction that constitutes the unenlightened life. Escaping samsara and achieving enlightenment is the result of breaking these links.

Bhavchakra or Wheel of Life.

  1. Ignorance (Avidya)
  2. Volitional Action (Samskara)
  3. Conditioned Consciousness (Vijnana)
  4. Name and Form ( Nama-Rupa)
  5. The Six Senses (Sadyantana)
  6. Contact (Sparsha)
  7. Feelings (Vedana)
  8. Desire or Craving (Trishna)
  9. Attachment (Upadana)
  10. Becoming (Bhava)
  11. Birth (Jati)
  12. Old age and Death( Jara-Maranam)


January 29
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Tushita Mahayana Delhi Centre
9, Padmini Enclave, Hauz Khas
New Delhi, Delhi 110016 India
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