Dharma Lecture: Buddhism and the Benefits of Compassion

Sunday, October 10 at 1:30 pm
Instructor: Khenpo Jampa Tenphel
Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye
Suggested Contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members

Every Sunday at Sakya Monastery we share in the practice of Chenrezi; loving-kindness and compassion. Once you have generated compassion and loving-kindness in your own life, how can you help others generate the same for themselves? How do we remove others suffering? By helping other people generate compassion in their own lives you can learn to be happy, in this life and the next. As an emanation of Chenrezi, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is an illustration in how to live this way.

Khenpo Jampa Tenphel comes to us from Dzongsar Institute in India, where he was the library director as well as a tutor for many years. He received a Degree of Acharya (equivalent to an M.A.) in Buddhist Philosophy in 2002 and was ordained as an Abbott in 2004. He has received many teachings and initiations from all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma). Many of those teachings and initiations were from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Sakya Trizin. He has also received the Lamdre teaching from H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. His root lamas are H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Luding Khen Rinpoche, and H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. At Sakya Monastery, Khenpo Jampa teaches intermediate and advanced level curriculum on Buddhist philosophy and also serves as the librarian for the growing collection of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.