Taipei, Taiwan: As requested by the National Chengchi University in Taipei, the Buddhist Philosophy teacher Geshe Tenzin Namdrol, Office of Tibet in Taiwan, visited the university and led an awareness session with the students there about reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism.
The 2-hour-long session discussed and deliberated on five key topics- acceptance of life after death in Buddhist philosophy, the classification of four Kayas of the Buddha, the system of reincarnation in Tibet, the process of recognising reincarnations, and how the topic of reincarnation received the global significance.
The students were taught to inculcate a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of rebirth before they could understand the concept of reincarnation. One of the prime examples in his teaching was a description of meditative equipoise ‘thukdam’, a Buddhist phenomenon in which the clinically declared dead body reflects no sign of physical decay or depletion. To supplement a better understanding of this concept, Geshe Namdrol cited the example of former Buddhist Philosophy teacher Geshe Jampa Gyatso who had, after his physical death, laid in the Thukdam stage for 28 days succinctly drawing interests of the medical research centre in Taiwan, which deployed a team of 6 physicists to examine the matter. They found the body of Geshe Gyatso in a fresh state which for them was inexplicable and beyond their understanding.
Among the various topics discussed, Geshe Namdrol taught the four noble truths of Buddhism and other Buddhist principles to the students.
–Filed by Office of Tibet, Taiwan